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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.

Topics: Human rights promotion

Exhibitions

ARTiculate Our Rights

June 30, 2021 to June 30, 2022

This vibrant art exhibition explores youth perspectives on human rights for themselves, their families and their communities.

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 A colourful collage of artwork, including an image of a bloody, brown, clenched fist with text saying, “I matter,” images of diverse faces and a pattern of squiggly lines in which the words “Yes,” “No” and “Bipolar” appear.

Stories

Nursing and Indigenous peoples’ health: reconciliation in practice

By Maureen Fitzhenry

Nurses’ long‐time partnership shows that decolonizing our health care systems is necessary for enhancing respect, fairness and social justice for First Nations, Inuit and Métis.

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A group of Indigenous women nurses stand together outside.

Star Trek and human rights

By Murray Leeder and Alana Conway

Star Trek has offered an intelligent, socially conscious approach to science fiction since it debuted in 1966. Current Star Trek series feature complex, nuanced perspectives on important human rights matters such as genocide, migrancy and refugees.

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.

Graphic truths

By Stephen Carney

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The covers of many graphic novels.

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.

Jody Williams and the campaign to ban landmines

By Julia Peristerakis

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A woman sitting on a chair with hands clasped looks thoughtfully ahead, as if answering a question.

Travis Price’s act of kindness

By Julia Peristerakis

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Six teenagers and a middle-aged woman stand with their arms around each other and are smiling for the camera. They are all wearing pink shirts.