METIS MAY BOYCOTT CANADA'S NEWEST MUSEUM

Aug 26, 2014

By Michael Kramer

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The Manitoba Metis Federation isn’t happy with the Harper government.

It’s accusing the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights of censorship – and is threatening to boycott the institution.

Federation President David Chartrand says the museum approached the group and asked which Metis performers should be included in the opening ceremonies.

He says the Winnipeg museum rejected the federation’s choice of renowned Metis musician Ray St. Germain –  because they wanted a younger person.

The insult caused the Metis to vote for a boycott against Canada’s newest museum – which is to open next month.

A spokeswoman for the museum says they asked the Federation for suggestions, but they have to ensure the opening ceremonies reflect all of Canada.

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