Kairos Blanket Exercise
The blanket exercise is an experiential learning activity created by KAIROS, an encunemical, social justice initiative and joint venture of the United Church of Canada. The exercise takes a small group of participants through the history of the colonization of Turtle Island to better understand the ongoing impact of Canadian government policies, institutions, and colonial ideologies, and their intergenerational effects on Indigenous Peoples and communities.
Recognizing a need to build understanding of Indigenous-Settler relations on campus, the Office of Indigenous Initiatives, Student Experience, and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) collaboratively offer blanket exercises throughout the year to Western staff, faculty and students. This activity is a great introductory learning opportunity to initiate and engage participants in difficult conversations using holistic learning approaches that engage the body, mind, heart and spirit.
There is a virtual adaptation of the KBE now available.
If you would like to host a blanket exercise for your team or group, please contact Western's Indigenous Curriculum and Pedagogy Advisor at email@example.com