Mikinak-Keya Spirit Tour

Mikinak-Keya Spirit tour is a distinct cultural experience presenting an Indigenous perspective on rights and responsibilities.

This special tour is the result of an ongoing collaboration between the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and a group of seven First Nations Elders from this region. With their deep connections to their living traditions, teachings and ceremonies, these Elders, or Knowledge Keepers, passed on their knowledge to the Museum’s Indigenous guides during training sessions that took place at the Turtle Lodge in Sagkeeng (Manitoba).

Mikinak-Keya Spirit Tour invites visitors to discover the powerful connection between First Nations’ sacred knowledge and worldviews and the Museum’s architecture and human rights mandate. Inspired by ceremony and living oral traditions, this tour offers unique insight into the seven sacred teachings that call on each of us to take responsibility for how we live and treat each other.

The tour focuses on the Museum’s architecture and use of space rather than the exhibits. Visitors will experience singing, storytelling, works of art and amazing views.

The 90-minute tour is offered at quiet times of the day, allowing visitors to enjoy a truly contemplative experience. Either the early morning tour or evening tour provides rare moments of serenity and beauty to deepen our understanding of First Nations’ teachings and to reflect on our own views around human rights.

Mikinak-Keya Spirit Tour is one of the many ways the Museum fulfills its commitment to enhance understanding human rights from multiple perspectives and to foster respect and dialogue.

The cost of this guided tour is $30, which includes same-day admission to the Museum.  Members receive a 10% discount on this tour.

For group bookings contact our Group Tour Coordinator at tours [at] humanrights.ca or call us at 204-289-2238.


Schedule for June 3, 2017 to October 7, 2017

(excluding free nights (June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6 and October 4) and July 1 - Canada Day.) 

On June 21, National Aboriginal Day, Mikinak-Keya Spirit tours are free with admission and free for members. Spaces are limited and will be first come, first served.


7 p.m.

90 minutes


7:30 p.m.

90 minutes



11 a.m.

90 minutes