In 1996, Indigenous elders worked with Canada’s Aboriginal Rights Coalition to write the original script for the blanket exercise. The exercise is an interactive way to learn more about Canadian history, particularly the First Nations, Metis and Inuit perspectives that have not been regularly taught or discussed.

At the Musée Héritage Museum we offer curriculum-linked programs that share the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada, this includes the option of a blanket exercise led by Aboriginal programmers from the museum.

For more information, please contact us at 780-459-1528 or

The Musée Héritage Museum and Michif Cultural Connections work in partnership to present Blanket Exercises for students, teachers, administrators and community organizations.


Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Curriculum Link

First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Social Studies


In-school field trip