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Hours of Operation

We will be opening August 5.
Thursday – Sunday
11 am – 5 pm

We look forward to seeing you soon!

at the Manitoba Museum

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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.


Length: 2 hours
Capacity: 10  – 15 people
Facilitator: Museum Learning & Engagement Facilitator
Cost: $22 per person plus GST

Welcome to Treaty 1 examines the ideas, laws, languages, and stories that helped shape Treaty 1, and encourages participants to reflect on what a treaty relationship should look like today. This exploration is facilitated by the use of exhibitions, storytelling, and participatory activities.  Through historical context and by drawing on personal experiences through activity-based interactions, Welcome to Treaty 1 provides an important foundation for participants to continue their learning.

The Welcome to Treaty 1 program was created in partnership with a collective of individuals who have spent their lives thinking about the impact of worldview, language, law, art, history, and philosophy on the way we view and understand treaties in Manitoba today. The Welcome to Treaty 1 team includes professors, lawyers, linguists, Elders, artists, Knowledge Keepers, anthropologists, and archaeologists who have generously shared their knowledge in order to help create this program.


Length: 3 hours
Capacity: 10 – 15 people
Facilitator: Dr. Maureen Matthews, Curator of Cultural Anthropology, and Museum Learning & Engagement Facilitator
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. Participants will receive an in-depth guided tour with gallery stops that allow time for questions, storytelling, and dialogue.

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 Fiona Sime, Program Reservations Coordinator, [email protected] / T 204-988-0626  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 Fiona Sime, Program Reservations Coordinator, [email protected] for more information.