Kairos Blanket Healing Exercise and Facilitator Training



April 29, 2019 from 5:30pm-9:00pm


April 30, 2019 from 9:00am-4:00pm


May 1, 2019 from 9:00am-12:00pm


Participants must attend all 3 days to become certified facilitators.


The Blanket Exercise and Facilitator Training will be held at the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) at 224 2nd St SE, Washington, DC 20003

The National Indian Education Association is partnering with Kairos Canada to provide this Blanket Healing Exercise and Facilitator Training. Participants have the opportunity to participate in the Blanket Healing Exercise, and additionally become certified facilitators of the exercise by participating in a Facilitator Training so that they may implement the exercise in their own local communities.


Goals of the Exercise:

  • To engage participants in the historic relationship between Europeans and the Indigenous nations, and in the history of the colonization of the lands.
  • To demonstrate that Indigenous peoples continue to exist as living communities and have distinct rights and identities as nations, under the treaties and the Constitution.
  • To support the acknowledgement of complicit acts of discrimination in local, state and federal policy, land acquisition, and Indian residential schools.

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 nonindigenous peoples. You will learn to facilitate a power a transformational exercise, that leads a group of people through a historical narrative experience that quickly and effectively informs the participants about the truths left out of educational systems about Native peoples.


Participants must register in order to attend. Registration is free. Space is limited to the first 30 registrants.

Food, Coffee, and Snacks

April 29, 2019: Dinner will be provided.

April 30, 2019: Breakfast, coffee, lunch, and snacks will be provided.

May 1, 2019: Breakfast, coffee, and snacks will be provided.

For questions or concerns, please contact Kurrinn Abrams, kabrams@niea.org