Since its construction on a First Nations historical site, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg has been mired in controversy. Throughout its brief history, interest groups have clamoured for influence over the content of the museum's galleries, and the colonial dispossession of Palestinians from their land is just one of many human rights atrocities which has been ignored by the museum's content developers. Will a museum scandal in 2020 precipitate change, or will the museum continue to be dominated by a perspective reflecting white privilege and special interests? Journalist Candice Bodnaruk – who has followed the story for years – joins us for the conversation.
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Links from this podcast:
- CJPME Factsheet: The Canadian Museum for Human Rights and the Nakba (March 2021)
- Where’s Palestine? The Nakba is Missing From the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (March-April, 2021) Washington Report on Middle East Affairs
- Rebuilding the Foundation: External review into systemic racism and oppression, report of the external reviewer on the CMHR
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