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The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is located on ancestral lands, on Treaty 1 Territory. The Red River Valley is also the birthplace of the Métis. We acknowledge the water in the Museum is sourced from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation.

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Experiences of anti‐Asian racism during COVID‐19 to be shared in virtual event

Winnipeg - May 17, 2021

University student Alec Carlos was walking in the mall with some friends when he heard it. Coming from a group of young white men passing by – which included some of his former schoolmates. “One of them said, ‘These Asians are taking over our town,’” said Carlos, who was born in the Philippines a

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Art that sparks activism: New exhibitions open at CMHR

Winnipeg - April 29, 2021

Powerful works of art that have inspired action for human rights around the world are featured in two exhibitions opening tomorrow (April 30) at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR). See video. Faces of captured Yazidi women, preserved in paper-mâché, dangle from the bars of a steel cage. On

White casts of women’s faces hang by threads from the steel bars of a large cage.

Exposing the Uyghur genocide in China: a virtual event

Winnipeg - April 19, 2021

Two Manitobans who witnessed the dramatic escalation of mass detentions, disappearances and other human rights violations against the Uyghur people of East Turkestan (Xinjiang) in China will moderate a virtual event this week organized by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and Steinbach’s Mennonit

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If you can’t find what you are looking for here, please contact maureen.fitzhenry@humanrights.ca (media only) as additional images may be available.

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Photo: CMHR, Aaron Cohen

About us

About the architecture

Human rights symbolism is embedded in every element of this iconic building. We walk you through it.

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Our history

Built in Winnipeg….for good reason! Find out why.

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Upcoming events

There’s always something amazing happening here. See what’s coming up next.

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Exhibitions

A sampling of current and upcoming special exhibitions can be found here.

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We welcome families

Visitors of all ages are invited to explore! Browse these ideas for an inspiring family experience.

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Awards

This world‐class museum has won dozens of awards and accolades. We're proud of this list.

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