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Students share solutions for an equitable city at the Museum


How can urban planning create connection, equity and sustainability? The City of Winnipeg took an unconventional approach to answering that question, turning to local students and a popular video game for help. In partnership with Microsoft Canada, they created a challenge called “Level Up Winnipeg.” The challenge invites students to get invested in improving their … Continue reading Students share solutions for an equitable city at the Museum

No more stolen sisters


The Museum marked National Day of Awareness for MMIWG2S+ with two special displays. Items from the sacred bundle of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people were shared in the Museum’s Level 1 Gallery. The sacred bundle includes hundreds of artistic expressions created by family members, friends, survivors, artists … Continue reading No more stolen sisters

Students showcase critical thinking, debate skills at National Ethics Bowl


When is it moral to disobey laws in a democratic society? Is our constitutional monarchy better than having an elected head of state? Should Canadians be able to pass on unlimited wealth without an estate tax? These questions and many more were discussed at the Museum during the Canadian High School Ethics Bowl. Launched in … Continue reading Students showcase critical thinking, debate skills at National Ethics Bowl

A new resource equipping teachers to talk about racism


“We need to be talking about race and racism in our classrooms, but I know that many teachers find it uncomfortable or don’t know where to start,” says Sarah Adomako‐Ansah, Educator in Residence at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. So, she created a free, bilingual online resource to help teachers educate students about race … Continue reading A new resource equipping teachers to talk about racism

Awasisuk on display at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights


Stitched with vibrant colours, stories and teachings by dressmaker Amanda Grieves Bradburn, the jingle dress Awasisuk is now on display in the Museum’s Community Corridor. “When the news of discovering unmarked graves began to circulate, I saw a good deal of unhealed hurt and intergenerational trauma surface in many people in my community,” Amanda says. … Continue reading Awasisuk on display at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Five women all Canadians should know


With a determination to spread awareness and build support for the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada, Jaime Black created The REDress Project. Hundreds of red dresses were collected and installed in public spaces across Canada as a visual reminder, sparking countless conversations about missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. These … Continue reading Five women all Canadians should know

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