March 12, 2014
Every so often, my role as a curator of contemporary art affords me the great pleasure to meet an artist whose work inspires and whose perspectives lead to a close personal friendship. Rebecca Belmore is such an artist with whom I have worked since 1991. At that time, she invited me to participate...
February 27, 2014
Black men employed as sleeping car porters in Canada from the late nineteenth century until the mid-1950s experienced racial discrimination and exploitation on the job.  To improve their situation they turned to unions such as the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. During this period, Black men...
February 14, 2014
  In Manitoba, the third Monday in February is a holiday called Louis Riel Day.  On Thursday, February 6, 2014 I had the chance to sit down with Philippe Mailhot, PhD., director of Le Musée Saint-Boniface Museum (MSBM) here in Winnipeg, so he could tell us more about Louis Riel Day and its...
January 22, 2014
Before I was asked to sit on the CMHR’s Inclusive Design Advisory Council, I had absolutely no knowledge of this project. It was only when I came to Winnipeg in September 2011 that I understood the extent of the initiative as well as the challenge before the Museum staff and council members. ...
January 17, 2014
Please note that the conference scheduled by Professor John Borrows as part of the Fragile Freedoms lecture series has been rescheduled and will take place on February 17. For more information please visit http://fragilefreedoms.com It has been a few months since the public had the opportunity to...
January 8, 2014
When the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) opens on September 20, 2014, it will feature many exhibits about the rights of Indigenous people in North America and around the world.  Many of the Museum’s inaugural exhibitions will focus on Indigenous Rights in Canada, but as the CMHR grows new...
December 3, 2013
I have been called many things -- a fighter, a champion, a leader, an advocate, a groundbreaker, a wife and a volunteer. However, I am the most proud to call myself a friend and supporter of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR). On July 20, 2011, I received an email informing me that the...
October 1, 2013
Artifacts to be on Display at the CMHR One of the first points of collaboration under the newly signed Memorandum of Understanding between the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) and The Manitoba Museum (TMM) will be the loan of several rare artifacts to the CMHR from the 1919 Winnipeg General...
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