I was concerned that the museum couldn’t keep my interest after two visits.
I was very wrong.
The Mikinak-Keya Spirit Tour gave me an entirely new perspective to the building and made me appreciate the architecture. One thing that makes the tour worth checking out after repeat visits is that it doesn’t go through the galleries.
Instead, the tour explores the building from an aboriginal perspective and was, for me, a uniquely introspective experience. The tour was created in partnership with seven elders from the Anishinaabe, Cree and Dakota nations. They shared their knowledge and helped shape the tour.
These teachings have been preserved in the story of the building.
The Mikinak-Kaeya Spirit Tour asks you to reflect on the building and yourself. It asks you to learn from the teachings of the Aboriginal elders. This tour is a unique gem and should be mandatory if visiting the CMHR.
What I failed to see on my first two visits to the CMHR is that the story of the building itself is stunning once you look at it from different perspectives. What makes the Canadian Human Rights Museum so great is that everyone who goes through it will see something different.
You won’t be disappointed.