KAIROS Blanket Exercise

 

History of the Blanket Exercise 

Developed in response to the Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples in 1996 –which recommended education about Canadian-Indigenous history as one of the key steps to reconciliation. 

More than simply replicating the popular in-person KBE in an online form, they have created a powerful virtual version that some participants have described as “more impactful than the in-person exercise.” Hosted on the Zoom platform, the vKBE incorporates new interactive and engaging elements that visually and emotionally demonstrate the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada through colonization to present times.

The vKBE is a live, participatory experience, not a webinar or lecture. Our facilitation teams support participants via online features and special measures and host virtual talking circles for the second half of the exercise. This session will take place on Wednesday, July 14th 2021 from 1 - 4 PM (EDT). 

Watch the Blanket Exercise in action (pre-covid): https://vimeo.com/129161339

Kairos Blanket Exercise

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Inquiries:

For all inquiries regarding the Blanket Exercise offered by the Centre for Student Engagement, please contact:

Tomike Babajide
Community Engagement Coordinator, Access and Inclusion Programs