Sharing Indigenous stories through theatre

On February 21, hundreds of students gathered to watch New Blood: A Story of Reconciliation at the Museum. The widely acclaimed theatre performance blends Blackfoot and contemporary music and dance to celebrate Blackfoot history and traditions. The performance tells the story of Chief Vincent Yellow Old Woman, his experience as a child in residential school, … Continue reading Sharing Indigenous stories through theatre

Celebrating Black History Month

Discover Black stories, voices, struggles and triumphs on our website this month. From Viola Desmond and Nelson Mandela to grandmothers fighting HIV/AIDS and a group of students who planned their school’s first-ever integrated prom in 2013, learn about personal and collective acts of resistance and the ongoing fight for equality. Explore the Black History Month … Continue reading Celebrating Black History Month

Remembering the Holocaust through music

On January 27th, the Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation was filled with the melodies of a remarkable musical performance. Sonia Lazar of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra played a violin on loan from Violins of Hope, an organization that lovingly restores donated instruments that previously belonged to victims of the Holocaust. The special performance was part … Continue reading Remembering the Holocaust through music

High school students talk ethics

On December 1, 200 high school students expanded their critical thinking and collaboration skills at the Manitoba High School Ethics Bowl hosted at the Museum. Working in groups, the students analyzed ethical issues, shared with the group and critiqued each other’s findings. Some even amended their original position after hearing different perspectives from their peers! … Continue reading High school students talk ethics

Inspiring youth to lead in sport

As part of this year’s gala, Friends of the CMHR hosted an inaugural Youth Event, giving 200 youth the opportunity to also learn from Kimberly Davis, this year’s gala keynote speaker. Kimberly is a Senior Executive Vice-President with the National Hockey League. She spoke with Kevin Chief from Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport Achievement Centre about how … Continue reading Inspiring youth to lead in sport

Youth learn about the intersection of climate change and human rights

On November 7, the Museum was filled with young climate advocates attending workshops focused on taking action to protect our planet. As part of the day, students like Alexa Caymo (pictured below) explored the Climate Justice exhibition to learn about the connections between climate change and human rights. Alexa had never visited the Museum before … Continue reading Youth learn about the intersection of climate change and human rights