Max 30 participants
Starts at 9:00 a.m.
Meet at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Note: a significant amount of walking is required for this experience. If you have mobility concerns, please be sure to let us know in advance, and we will happily accommodate your transportation to and from the Manitoba Museum.
Start your morning off with a brisk 15 minute walk to the Manitoba Museum. Along the way, an Interpreter from the Canadian Museum for Human Rights will highlight key Winnipeg sites, buildings, cool shops, and trendy eats.
At the Manitoba Museum, take part in their “Welcome to Treaty 1” program, which examines the ideas, laws, languages, and stories that helped shape the making of Treaty 1. This program was co-designed by professors, lawyers, linguists, Elders, artists, Knowledge Keepers, anthropologists, and archaeologists who have generously shared their knowledge to help create this program. You will also have the opportunity to see the Nonsuch replica built in England to celebrate the 300th anniversity of the Hudson’s Bay Company, as well as the Museum’s new Louise Bird storytelling exhibit.
After the Manitoba Museum, walk back to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and enjoy a feast of bannock, stew, and other Indigenous inspired cuisine.
After lunch, the Interpretation Canada Silver Award-winning program, Mikinak-Keya Spirit Tour at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights awaits you. Mikinak-Keya Spirit Tour is a distinct cultural experience presenting an Indigenous perspective on rights and responsibilities. The tour invites us to discover the powerful connection between First Nations’ sacred knowledge and the Museum’s architecture and human rights mandate. Inspired by ceremony and traditions, this tour offers unique insight into the seven sacred teachings, which call on us to take responsibility for how we live and treat each other.
This special tour is the result of an ongoing collaboration between the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and a group of seven First Nations Elders from this region. With their deep connections to their living traditions, teachings and ceremonies, these Elders, or Knowledge Keepers, passed on their knowledge to the Museum’s Indigenous guides during training sessions that took place at the Turtle Lodge in Sagkeeng (Manitoba).