Religion and reconciliation

March 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Canadian Museum for Human Rights, 85 Israel Asper Way, Winnipeg, Manitoba
85 Israel Asper Way
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0L5

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) invites you to attend the second installment of the President’s Lecture Series. Religion and Reconciliation will feature John Borrows, Indigenous legal scholar at the University of Victoria.

John Borrows is Anishinaabe from the Chippewas of the Nawash First Nation on the shores of Georgian Bay in Ontario. He is the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law at the University of Victoria Law School. The Canada Council for the Arts named Borrows the 2017 Killam Prize winner in Social Sciences for his extensive research in Indigenous law.

In April 2016, John Borrows published Freedom and Indigenous Constitutionalism. His lecture will focus on the themes raised in the book, including freedom of religion, Indigenous perspectives and reconciliation.

The Museum will also be welcoming Dr. Niigaan Sinclair, who will be acting as moderator for the evening’s Q&A between John Young, John Borrows and the audience. Dr. Sinclair is Anishinaabe and originally from St. Peter’s (Little Peguis) Indian Settlement near Selkirk, Manitoba. He is a professor at the University of Manitoba and teaches courses in Indigenous literature, histories and politics.

The evening includes a conversation between Borrows and the Museum’s President and CEO John Young, and an audience question-and-answer period. The event will end with a book signing and a meet-and-greet with the author. Light refreshments and a cash bar are available.

What: President’s Lecture Series: Religion and Reconciliation with John Borrows

When: Monday, March 26, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Where: Canadian Museum for Human Rights, 85 Israel Asper Way, Winnipeg, Manitoba


If you or your group needs special accommodation to attend this event, please contact Olivia Béchard at or by phone at 204-289-2256.

Tickets for this event can be purchased through Eventbrite.

The CMHR acknowledges the assistance of the Manitoba Multifaith Council in organizing this event.