The Manitoba Métis ​Federation is accusing the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights of censorship and is threatening to boycott the institution.

President David Chartrand says the museum approached the federation and asked which Métis performers should be included in the opening ceremonies.

David Chartrand

David Chartrand, President of the Manitoba Métis Federation, says the federation has voted to boycott Canada's newest museum due to 'censorship'. (CBC)

But he says the Winnipeg museum rejected the federation's choice — decorated Métis musician Ray St. Germain — because they wanted a younger person.

Chartrand says the federation is insulted by the decision and has voted to boycott Canada's newest museum, which is to open next month.

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

Rhea Yates says the museum has the highest regard for St. Germain and regrets any offence it may have caused.