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The road we travel is equal in importance to the destination we seek.  There are no shortcuts.  When it comes to truth and reconciliation, we are all forced to go the distance.
– Justice Murray Sinclair, Truth and Reconciliation Commission

The Blanket Exercise Returns to Almonte


Space is Limited

“The Kairos Blanket Exercise program is a unique, participatory history lesson – developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, knowledge keepers and educators – that fosters truth, understanding, respect and reconciliation among Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.” (

It is now available as a workshop in many communities across Canada.

Our facilitator Mireille LaPointe is past chief of Ardoch Algonquin First Nation, co-chair of the Indigenous Health Council, and a high school teacher in Perth. Following a short break once the “exercise” has been completed, we will debrief our experience, using a Talking Circle format. The morning will finish with a community potluck feast providing more time to continue the conversation informally.

Participants are invited to come well rested with an open mind, prepared for a new learning experience. Pre-registration is required since space is limited. Please bring something simple for the potluck. 

The Blanket Exercise is Saturday, Oct 19, from 9:30 to 1:30, at the Almonte United Church Hall, 106 Elgin St., Almonte.

Space is limited. Pre-register required. Admission $15.00