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Children to celebrate 30th anniversary of Rights of the Child

Winnipeg - November 19, 2019

Dozens of Winnipeg school children will join national and international representatives of SOS Children’s Villages at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) for World Children’s Day this Wednesday, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights o

Four small, laughing boys sit together in a row.

National book launch: Artist shares epic journey to “pick up the pieces” for the Witness Blanket

Winnipeg - November 18, 2019

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) will host the national launch of a book that explores the epic quest to gather items from over 130 sites of Indian residential schools for the Witness Blanket, a monumental art installation by master carver Carey Newman (Ha-Yalth-Kin-Geme). In conversat

A man wearing traditional Indigenous regalia and headdress stands in front of an art installation made of wooden panels with embedded objects.

New exhibit explores fight for rights on the job

Winnipeg - November 15, 2019

A miner’s helmet, a nurse’s uniform, and a railway conductor’s cap are being used to help tell the story of three important labour-rights struggles that led to positive changes for Canadian workers. Created in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike, a n

A line of miners hold lunch pails as they punch a time clock.

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