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Inspirational Quote

"I couldn’t stay silent in the face of what’s happening, because silence is a form of complicity."

Vladimir Kara-Murza, Russian journalist

A man with dark hair wearing a suit is speaking into a microphone.

Fighting for a vision of a free and democratic Russia

Vladimir Kara‐Murza is one of Russia’s most outspoken advocates for democracy and human rights. A journalist, filmmaker and political activist, he has long been on the front lines of opposition to Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Des roses rouges et blanches mortes dans un vase. À l'arrière-plan, la cathédrale Saint-Basile de Moscou sur la place Rouge, avec ses dômes incurvés sur de multiples flèches, ressemble à un feu de joie s'étendant dans le ciel.

Photo : Wikimedia Commons

The Witness Blanket

This monumental work of art honours Survivors of Canada’s residential schools. A new website lets you learn from their experiences and bear witness to their stories.

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A person with curly hair, glasses and wearing a black top examines a large artwork consisting of objects set in cedar frames. The image has been broken into interlocking geometric shapes over a pale brown background with a slight wood grain texture.

Climate Justice

June 2022 to June 2024

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A crowd of youth hold protest signs and stand behind a large banner that reads “La Terre Mère,” or “mother earth” in English.

Plan your visit


Canadian Museum for Human Rights

85 Israel Asper Way
Winnipeg, MB
R3C 0L5


Open Today:

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Adult General Admission:



The Water Walker

Saturday, December 10, 2022, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: Free

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Artwork by Métis artist Christi Belcourt depicting figures gathered underwater surrounded by fish, otters and turtles. They are drumming, singing and praying for the water.

Métis Memories of Residential Schools: A Testament to the Strength of the Métis

July 28, 2022 to January 13, 2023

Cost: This space is free to access.

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A graphic image of 24 mosaic tiles depicting Métis experiences in colonial schooling systems. Together the images show a red infinity symbol on a blue background.


The Mincome experiment

By Travis Tomchuk

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Late 1960s-era photo of downtown Winnipeg showing the Eaton’s building decorated with many bright Christmas lights.

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

By Karine Duhamel

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Drawing of a diverse group of people, one of whom holds up a blank page meant to symbolize the Declaration.


Strength in Numbers: The Polish Solidarity Movement

January 2020 to August 2024

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A woman wearing a dress cups her hand to a megaphone placed at her mouth. She is standing elevated above a crowd of people at a gate, with two flags waving nearby.



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A museum gallery containing a large circular structure with horizontal wooden slats; glass cases containing artifacts; and projections on the wall.

Explore the Museum from home

Join Museum guides for virtual tours of our exhibits and architecture. Download our mobile app to check out the entire Museum, gallery by gallery. Discover our many special online experiences.

A smiling woman with light skin is filmed on a cell phone. She is wearing a lanyard with the words “Be inspired” and standing in front of an exhibit element made of horizontal strips of wood, some decorated with Indigenous art.

Photo: CMHR, Scott Gillam