Programs and events

Special programs and events are designed to encourage thought and conversation about the meaning of The Witness Blanket. Discover the inspiration behind the exhibit in an interactive talk with creator Carey Newman or immerse yourself in a performance of Andrew Balfour’s Take the Indian, an artistic reflection on the experiences of children in the schools. You can also reserve a group focus tour of the Museum’s stories about Indigenous Peoples’ rights.

In gallery

When: Daily, December 15 to June 25
What: Find out more about the hundreds of objects in the Witness Blanket through a unique iOS mobile app.
More information: Download the app to your iOS device, or ask for a loaded iPod from the host in gallery. Available in English and French.

Special events

When: January 20, 2:00 p.m. (members only) and 7:00 p.m. (general public)
What: Artist talk with Witness Blanket creator Carey Newman.
More information: Join us for a dynamic talk with artist Carey Newman on the inspiration behind this extraordinary art installation.

Location: Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation
Free with Admission
Free for Members


When: May 25, 7:00 p.m.
What: Performance of Andrew Balfour’s Take the Indian: A Vocal Reflection on Missing Children
More information: Join us for a special performance of Take the Indian: A Vocal Reflection on Missing Children. With music by Winnipeg-based vocal group Camerata Nova, composer Andrew Balfour interprets through movement the legacy of the residential school experience. The evening will include a traditional ceremony and a panel discussion with Andrew Balfour, artistic director of Camerata Nova, and elders who are residential school survivors.

Cost ($18.00 for adults | $12.00 for students).
Location: Bonnie & John Buhler Hall


For more information call 204-289-2000 or email us at visitor.services [at] humanrights.ca.

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