The Blanket Exercise is an experiential activity that explores the 500-year relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples on Turtle Island (a name for North America used by some First Nations). The Blanket Exercise was developed by the Aboriginal Rights Coalition (ARC), one of ten ecumenical coalitions the churches brought together to form KAIROS in 2001. The Presbyterian Church in Canada is a member of KAIROS.
This version of the Blanket Exercise includes references of significance to the PCC and its relationship with Indigenous peoples, and resources for leading discussion before and after the activity. This guide includes briefing and debriefing materials for church groups. The material can be adapted as needed to suit a variety of groups.