KAIROS Blanket Exercise

KAIROS Blanket Exercise

The KAIROS Blanket Exercise is a workshop that explores the nation-to-nation relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. Blankets arranged on the floor represent land and participants are invited to step into the roles of First Nations, Inuit and later Métis peoples. The workshop helps people to understand how the colonization of this land impacts those who were here long before settlers arrived. It engages people’s minds and hearts in understanding why the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples is often broken and how we can take an action together.

Facilitator Bio

Michelle Nieviadomy received the 2013 Esquao Award Clara Woodbridge Community Involvement for her work within the Indigenous community in Edmonton. As the Assistant Director at the Edmonton Native Healing Centre, Michelle has found innovative and creative ways to fuse her passion for community development with the urban Indigenous community. She is engaged in various community initiatives, as well as being an entrepreneur leading Iskwew Health. Michelle is a member of the Kawacatoose First Nation in Saskatchewan.

Booking the Blanket Exercise

The Blanket Exercise is available for community organizations in Edmonton and surrounding areas upon requests. The cost is subsidized by REACH for non-profit organizations that work with vulnerable populations. It is recommended that groups have a minimum of 12 participants.

If you are interested in having Blanket Exercise for your team, please contact Rie Nakai at



Suite 901, Baker Centre
10025 - 106 St.
Edmonton, AB T5J 1G4


Phone: 780.498.1231
Fax: 780.498.1266
Open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.