The Juno award-winning band A Tribe Called Red will no longer take part in the opening weekend of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

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The Juno award-winning band A Tribe Called Red will no longer take part in the opening weekend of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

Museum officials made the announcement on Thursday night, the night before the opening ceremonies are to take place at the $351-million museum.

A Tribe Called Red receives the 2014 JUNO for Breakthrough Group of the Year at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg on March 30, 2014.

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A Tribe Called Red receives the 2014 JUNO for Breakthrough Group of the Year at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg on March 30, 2014.

"The CMHR understands the group has elected not to participate over concern around the way Indigenous issues are presented in the Museum," a statement from the CMHR said.

"We know that building dialogue and earning trust is a long-term process, and we hope this will again be an opportunity for respectful conversation on issues that historically haven't been easy to talk about."

CMHR officials said in the statement an invitation has been extended to A Tribe Called Red to tour the CMHR at their convenience in hopes they would see the "the full breadth of exhibit content dedicated to Indigenous perspectives and issues."

The statement said Indigenous perspectives, struggles and themes are present on every level of the building and reflected in the Museum's architecture.