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November 10, 2015
I remember when I first learned the history of Indian residential schools in Canada. As a young boy growing up in Eastern Canada in the 1980s and 1990s, I was not taught about the legacy of residential schools. My teachers did not talk about it and my parents did not know about it. It was only when...
August 17, 2015
Julia Peristerakis
Reconciliation is a complex concept. It has many meanings. It can take various forms.  It involves many different aspects, like truth, justice, healing, and forgiveness. But none of these alone will necessarily lead to reconciliation.  An important first step for reconciliation is to develop a...
August 8, 2014
Julia Peristerakis
In honour of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on August 9, we would like to share some of the ways we include Indigenous perspectives at the Museum.  As members of the Research and Curation team for Indigenous content, we seek out the voices of Indigenous peoples. In...
May 22, 2014
Joséphine Bacon was born and raised in the community of Pessamit (formerly Betsiamites). It is part of the Innu Territory, which spreads across northeastern Quebec and Labrador. She is an Innu poet, songwriter and documentary filmmaker. Joséphine is very concerned about the rights of her people and...
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 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 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...
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