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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

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