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Statue honours Indigenous people at Canadian Museum for Human Rights

The first phase of a new statue that will honour the history of Indigenous people was unveiled at The Forks on Tuesday.
The statue, designed by artist Ernest Cobiness, is expected to be completed by the fall. (Trevor Brine/CBC)

The first part of a new statue that will honour the history of Indigenous people was unveiled at The Forks on Tuesday.

The Southern Chiefs Organization revealed the head of the statue, along with drawings of how it will look when complete, outside the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

"Our history has been hidden from our people for a reason. It's time our true history has been acknowledged," said SCO Grand Chief Terrance Nelson.

"Our youth must know our past."

Nelson hopes the statue, designed by artist Ernest Cobiness, will be complete by the fall.

An artist's drawing shows how the completed statue will look. (Trevor Brine/CBC)

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