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December 2022

Live music at Cloud Coffee

Tuesday, December 27 – Saturday, December 31, 1:00 p.m. – 3 p.m. daily

Cost: Free with admission

Location: Cloud Coffee, Level 5

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A cello player and guitar player chat and play music together in a café.

Get crafty with ArtsJunktion

December 27 – 31, 11:00 a.m. — 2 p.m.

Cost: Free with admission

Location: Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation, Level 3

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Children of different ages are sitting around a table doing crafts.

Esprit de Choeur Choir Performance

Sunday, December 11, 2022 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Cost: Free with admission

Location: Bonnie & John Buhler Hall, Level 1

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Women’s choir members are dressed in black and posed along an outdoor wooden staircase.

The Water Walker

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

Cost: Free

Location: Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Manitoba Teachers’ Society Classrooms, Level 1

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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.

Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony

Saturday, December 10, 2022 from noon to 3 p.m.

Cost: Free

Location: Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation, Level 3

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Close-up of someone pouring coffee from a Jebena, a traditional Ethiopian coffee pot.

Celebrate Human Rights Day

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Cost: Free

Location: Entire Museum

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Three young children look at photographs and a text display.

November 2022

Holiday wreathmaking workshops

November 26 and 27, 2022

Cost: $40 per kit/person, tax included, with proceeds to United Way.

Location: Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation, Level 3

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Gros plan de deux personnes en train de fabriquer une couronne. L'une d'elles tient un sécateur et s'apprête à couper du fil.

A conversation on “Métis Memories of Residential Schools”

November 25, 2022, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Cost: Free, registration required

Location: CMHR, Manitoba Teachers’ Society Classrooms on Level 1

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A black-haired woman appears to be in an abstract, colourful windstorm with red and blue.

Gala 2022: Raising Our Voices

Save the date:
November 17, 2022

Cost: Virtual tickets start at $25, in-person tickets $500

Location: Buhler Hall

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A rainbow crosswalk in front of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on a sunny day

From talk to action: challenging racism in Canada today

November 3, 2022

Cost: Free

Location: C300 Theatre, UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver, British Columbia

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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!!!”

October 2022

Remembering the Children

Sunday, October 23 to Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Cost: Free

Location: Buhler Hall, Level 1, Canadian Museum for Human Rights

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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.

The Right to Choose: Hijab and Human Rights

Friday, October 21, 7:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Location: CMHR, Bonnie & John Buhler Hall

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A woman wearing a blue hijab smiles toward the camera, with a bookshelf in the background.

Days for Girls Sewing Bee 

Friday, October 21, 2:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Location: Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation on Level 3

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Girls holding Days for Girls Sewing Bee menstrual product bags.

Winnipeg Mandolin Orchestra Concert

Friday, October 14, at 7:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Location: Level 1 Gallery, Bonnie & John Buhler Hall

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A group of twenty-two people facing the camera and smiling. They are all wearing dark-coloured pants and white shirts with red embroidery. A majority of the group are holding their instruments, mainly mandolins.

September 2022

Bimibatoo‐win: Where I Ran

September 26, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Location: Manittioba Teachers’ Society Classrooms CMHR, Level 1

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In the foreground, the silhouette of a person who appears to be running toward the viewer, in front of a car with its headlights on. In the background, a faint blue sky with the silhouette of a tree and long, thin clouds streaking across the horizon.

Balik‐Tanaw: Martial Law at 50

September 23, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Cost: Free ticket required

Location: Canadian Museum for Human Rights

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People standing in the rain under umbrellas along a roadside. Headlights from vehicles passing them are on the right side of the image. In the left foreground a sign blocks their faces from view and reads “No to hero’s burial for Marcos! Gabriela.”

Caught in Conflict 

September 21, 2022 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Cost: Free ticket required

Location: Bonnie & John Buhler Hall

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An abandoned city street where the building windows are gone, rubble lies piled in the road and a truck sits abandoned with its back doors open.

August 2022

Mark Emancipation Day at the CMHR 

August 5, 2022

Cost: Free community event; RSVP required.

Location: MTS Classrooms, Buhler Hall

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A crowded hall of people watching musicians perform on a brightly lit stage. On the wall in the background, a projected image reads “Welcome to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.”

July 2022

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.

Location: The Forks North Portage Partnership
Classroom Lobby

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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.

June 2022

Rainbow Harmony Project Choir

June 4, 2022

Cost: Free

Location: Buhler Hall – Level 1

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Rainbow Harmony Project Choir singing on a wooden stage inside a church.