Is the new Human Rights Museum a monument to hypocrisy?

Human Rights | Indigenous Advocacy

You may have seen news coverage of the controversial opening of the new Canadian Human Rights Museum in Winnipeg. The Museum, while touted as a marvel by Canada, has been criticized by Aboriginal groups. If you would like background about why Manitoba First Nations are concerned, here is great piece written by two Manitoba Aboriginal leaders, explaining their concerns about the new human rights museum.  In sum, the museum ignores many of the gross human rights violations experienced by aboriginal communities. As the authors of this Globe and Mail opinion editorial conclude, “We do not want to have to take our kids to a museum to learn about human rights, we want them to experience it at home.”

By Kate Kempton

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