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November 2019

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.

CMHR invites youth art projects for Manitoba 150 human rights exhibition

Winnipeg - November 12, 2019

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) has issued a call for submissions of youth art projects about human rights.

Smears of red, blue, purple and yellow paint.

Red tower for Remembrance Day

Winnipeg - November 7, 2019

Free admission for veterans and military on Remembrance Day weekend

An unusual museum building topped by a glowing red tower.

October 2019

CMHR launches Friday Night Rights

Winnipeg - October 29, 2019

Free and reduced admission to kick off each weekend the rights way

A group of young adults talk excitedly while walking up a set of illuminated ramps.

Ugandan women open new CMHR exhibit about girls enslaved in war

Winnipeg - October 23, 2019

Two Ugandan women abducted as girls and held captive for years by a notorious military rebel group are at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights today to open a new exhibit called Ododo Wa: Stories of Girls in War. Evelyn Amony was abducted at age 11 and forced to marry infamous Lord’s Resista

A woman is holding a baby, while four men in army fatigues stand beside and behind her. They are all standing in front of a forest, posed for the camera.

Indigenous oral ceremony finalizes historic agreement with Museum

Winnipeg - October 16, 2019

A historic agreement between Kwakwaka’wakw artist Carey Newman (Hayalthkin’geme) and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) was finalized today through traditional ceremony at Kumugwe, the K'ómoks First Nation Bighouse on Vancouver Island. The ceremony marks the first time in Canad

Two men and a woman dance side by side. One man is wearing a red vest and a headdress. The other man, in a suit jacket, carries a bentwood box carved in west coast Indigenous style. In the background are two larger totem poles and people dressed in regalia.

September 2019

Big Brother is watching: How technology endangers human rights

Winnipeg - September 24, 2019

Investigative journalist forced to leave China headlines CMHR event

A portrait of a smiling woman standing with arms crossed in front of a white backdrop.

August 2019

Augmented reality makes Charter of Rights and Freedoms come alive

Winnipeg - August 20, 2019

Augmented reality is being used to show the importance of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms in a whole new way. A powerful new augmented reality (AR) app, titled Proclamation 1982, was launched today by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR). The app takes users through some of th

A visitor's hands hold a tablet that carries an image of four animated people including a little boy, a young Indigenous woman, a man wearing an apron and a woman judge.