WINNIPEG — The labour-rights struggles of Canadian workers are front and centre in a new exhibit at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
Rights on the Job opened Friday and uses a miner’s helmet, a nurse’s uniform, and a railway conductor’s cap to help tell the story of three important struggles that led to positive changes for Canadian workers.
QUEBEC — The Quebec government’s latest attempt to legislate on secularism could find its way into the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg.
The Legault government’s Bill 21 would prohibit public servants in positions of authority — including teachers, police officers, Crown prosecutors and prison guards — from wearing religious symbols on the job.
WINNIPEG — An art installation honouring survivors of residential schools is being recognized as a “living entity” in an agreement combining Indigenous teachings and Western law.
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights and First Nations artist Carey Newman are signing an agreement Friday to be joint stewards of the “The Witness Blanket,” which is comprised of more than 800 items collected from the sites and survivors of residential schools.
WINNIPEG — A Manitoba Indigenous leader is going 27 hours without food or drink while sitting behind bars in a makeshift cell inside the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
Derek Nepinak began his ceremonial fast on Monday at 10 a.m. as a personal journey to reflect on the parallels between the apartheid system in South Africa and the experience of Indigenous people in Canada.
WINNIPEG — Canada’s newest $10 banknote officially went into circulation Monday, featuring late Nova Scotia civil rights pioneer and businesswoman Viola Desmond.
During a ceremony at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, which is prominently featured on the reverse side of the bill, Desmond’s sister, Wanda Robson, was joined by Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz and CMHR president and CEO John Young to make the first purchase with the banknote.