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Feature story: Childhood denied

A story about Indian residential schools and their legacy

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A group of boys wearing pyjamas kneels on single beds with heads bowed and hands clasped as if in prayer. A woman stands in the room with her hands clasped in a similar manner.

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Human rights stories are often ones of struggle, tenacity, courage and resilience. These are the experiences we need to share. Engage with human rights stories, wherever you are.

Face the music: Canadian musicians and human rights

By Julia Peristerakis

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Two women and a man stand on a stage while a group of people in white shirts stand on risers behind them. The woman in the centre is waving to someone off-camera, and the man on the right is holding a microphone.

The story of Nelson Mandela

By Matthew McRae

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Nelson Mandela, an older black man with graying hair, forms a raised fist with his right hand and holds it above his head. With his left, he is holding hands with Winnie Mandela, a black woman with dark hair. She is smiling and has formed a raised fist with her left hand, mirroring Nelson Mandela’s raised fist. A large crowd is gathered behind them.

Claiming our rights as a transgender family

By Amanda Jetté Knox

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A smiling family of six in a living room.

Star Trek and human rights

By Murray Leeder and Alana Conway

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A humanoid alien stands next to a wall.

From refugee to firefighter

By Maureen Fitzhenry

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A smiling man stands in front of a fire truck.

The murder of Elzéar Goulet and the struggle for Métis rights

By Karine Duhamel

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Riders on horseback with arrows and lances drawn ride across a rolling prairie landscape towards a herd of buffalo.

Voices of women and girls in war

By Isabelle Masson

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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.