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Welcome - Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Inspirational Quote

"We need to make more space for empathy and understanding. We need support and love to recover, again and again."

Carey Newman

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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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Behind Racism: Challenging the Way We Think

May 31, 2022 – October 16, 2022

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Climate Justice

June 2022 to June 2024

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Plan your visit

Location

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

85 Israel Asper Way
Winnipeg, MB
R3C 0L5

Hours

Open Today:

10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Admission

Adult General Admission:

$18

Events

Winnipeg Mandolin Orchestra Concert

Friday, October 14, at 7:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

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Remembering the Children

Sunday, October 23 to Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Cost: Free

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Carved rectangular Bentwood Box by Coast Salish artist Luke Marston, who steamed, bent and carved the box in the traditional style from a single piece of sacred, old-growth red cedar. The artistic styles and imagery in its carved panels represent the distinct cultures of former First Nations, Inuit and Métis residential school students. Two sides of the box are visible, which both feature a face painted and carved into the wood.

From talk to action: challenging racism in Canada today

November 3, 2022

Cost: Free

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A crowd of people facing away from the camera. Some in the crowd are holding signs above their heads that say: “I can’t breath #BLM”, “Canada is not immune to racism”, and “Justice for all: end violent, subtle and systemic racism now!!!”

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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Stories

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

By Karine Duhamel

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Approaching the Human Rights Stories of Indigenous Peoples

By Karine Duhamel

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Exhibitions

Strength in Numbers: The Polish Solidarity Movement

January 2020 to August 2024

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Galleries

Permanent

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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.

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Photo: CMHR, Scott Gillam