If you have never been to Winnipeg, or have never seen the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, I highly recommend adding it to your list of “must-see”s.
The museum had 8 levels in total, and each level is dedicated to an aspect of Human rights. This includes a large scale physical timeline of world events, to a 360 degree film that shares stories of Indigenous rights and life, to a wall filled with hanging red dresses in honor the MMIW. (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women).
The museum was sure to involve First Nations, Métis and Inuit perspectives on many of the issues discussed in the exhibit. One of the exhibits brings specific focus to Residential Schools and the trauma that has been passed down to the generations of today.
The exhibits are all accessible to differently-abled people which I appreciated, and even offers personal guided tours of the exhibits.
In the Garden of Contemplation was a group of singers with their drum. It was a beautiful and healing thing to hear the echoes of their singings as I walked the exhibit rooms.
If you are in the Winnipeg area or plan to visit soon, I highly recommend visiting this museum if you have the emotional space to do so. The exhibit may be triggering for those who have gone through the residential schools.
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