Hours of Operation

MAY 18 – SEP 8

Open Daily:  10 am – 5 pm
Thursdays: 10 am – 5 pm
Thursdays: 5 pm – 9 pm*

*Science Gallery & Planetarium Close at 5 pm

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*Hours of operation vary for holidays.

Welcome to Treaty 1 & We Are All Treaty People

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada urges the renewal of Treaty relationships, the recognition of Treaty rights, and the teaching of Treaty history to all Canadians.

The Manitoba Museum is dedicated to providing Manitobans with a historical understanding of Treaty relationships, in the past, and for the future.

Companies, organizations, or groups of friends are welcome to learn more about treaties – select a tour or workshop that suits your interests and learning style.


Program Type: Guided Tour
Length: 1.5 hours
Capacity: 5 – 15 people
Facilitator: Museum Learning & Engagement Producer
Cost: $17 per person plus GST

Welcome to Treaty 1 introduces the history of Treaty-making in what is now Manitoba, encouraging participants to reflect on the spirit and intent of Treaty relationships and what it means for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Manitobans today. Through artifacts, exhibitions, and stories, this guided tour examines the history, contemporary relevance, obligations, and responsibilities for those living on Treaty 1 territory. The numbered Treaties, as binding agreements between the Crown and Indigenous peoples, were, are, and always will be, an important part of Manitoba history and life.

Welcome to Treaty 1 has been developed in close collaboration with Indigenous community leaders, the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba (TRCM), the Council of Elders of the Association of Manitoba Chiefs and the TRCM, community experts, and academics; their voices will be heard within the program through frequently updated video presentations.

WE ARE ALL TREATY PEOPLE – Guided Tour and Workshop

Length: 3 hours
Capacity: 10 – 15 people
Facilitator: Dr. Maureen Matthews, Curator of Cultural Anthropology, and Museum Learning & Engagement Staff
Cost: $45 per person plus GST

What does it mean to be a Treaty person? We Are All Treaty People is a three-hour workshop led by the Museum’s Curator of Anthropology, Dr. Maureen Matthews. Guests will receive an in-depth guided tour with gallery stops that allow time for questions, storytelling, and dialogue that is tailored to your group.

Dr. Matthews has over 30 years of experience living and working with Indigenous communities in the context of museums, anthropology, journalism, and academia. As a cultural anthropologist at the Manitoba Museum, Dr. Matthews looks at the ways in which museum collections animate our ways of understanding the historic and contemporary nature of our relationships with objects, our environment, and our communities.


Contact rerickson@manitobamuseum.ca for more information or to book a program for your group.


The Manitoba Museum is committed to providing accessible learning opportunities for all Manitobans. Subsidized and/or sliding scale admission is available for the Welcome to Treaty 1 program for individuals or organizations facing financial barriers to participation. Please contact rerickson@manitobamuseum.ca for more information.