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    Dick Patrick: An Indigenous veteran’s fight for inclusion

    By Jason Permanand and Steve McCullough

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    A snow-covered country road with mountains in the background.

    The Wilcox County integrated prom

    By Matthew McRae

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    A smiling woman stands in front of a red prom dress and a black tuxedo mounted on mannequins. Both the dress and suit are on display behind a glass case.

    Claiming our rights as a transgender family

    By Amanda Jetté Knox

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    A smiling family of six in a living room.

    Seven awesome accessibility features at the Museum

    By Matthew McRae

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    A hand touches braille letters on a sign listing various locations in the Museum.

    The stain of antisemitism in Canada

    By Jeremy Maron

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    A black-and-white photograph of a crowd of people, most of them standing, on a beach.

    The chaotic story of the right to vote in Canada

    By Matthew McRae

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    An illustration of people in line waiting to vote. The man in front places his ballot in the box on the table.

    Language rights are human rights

    By Rémi Courcelles

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    A stop sign and street sign in both English and French are seen in front of trees.

    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.

    What led to the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda?

    By Jeremy Maron

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    Thousands of refugees carrying their belongings and walking along a long dirt road. Bright green grass and bushes flank the road.

    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.

    Dick Patrick: An Indigenous veteran’s fight for inclusion

    By Jason Permanand and Steve McCullough

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    A snow-covered country road with mountains in the background.

    The Wilcox County integrated prom

    By Matthew McRae

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    A smiling woman stands in front of a red prom dress and a black tuxedo mounted on mannequins. Both the dress and suit are on display behind a glass case.

    Claiming our rights as a transgender family

    By Amanda Jetté Knox

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    A smiling family of six in a living room.

    Seven awesome accessibility features at the Museum

    By Matthew McRae

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    A hand touches braille letters on a sign listing various locations in the Museum.

    The stain of antisemitism in Canada

    By Jeremy Maron

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    A black-and-white photograph of a crowd of people, most of them standing, on a beach.

    The chaotic story of the right to vote in Canada

    By Matthew McRae

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    An illustration of people in line waiting to vote. The man in front places his ballot in the box on the table.

    Language rights are human rights

    By Rémi Courcelles

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    A stop sign and street sign in both English and French are seen in front of trees.

    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.

    What led to the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda?

    By Jeremy Maron

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    Thousands of refugees carrying their belongings and walking along a long dirt road. Bright green grass and bushes flank the road.

    Voices of women and girls in war

    By Isabelle Masson

    Grace Acan and Evelyn Amony were abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in Uganda when they were just girls. They were enslaved and spent years in captivity, away from their families. They managed to find their way back to freedom but have faced many new struggles since they returned home. 

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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.