Education as and for Reparative Justice in Minnesota and Manitoba

Rethinking Indigenous Representation in Curriculum and Museum Exhibits
August 25, 2020 - 7:00pm
  • Presenters: Karine Duhamel and Iyekiyapiwin Darlene St. Clair
  • Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020
  • Time: 7:00-8:30 pm (CDT)
  • Registration Link: Click here

This webinar will explore Indigenous representation within educational institutions, such as schools, museums, and community spaces, in both Minnesota and Manitoba. Two renowned scholars, Karine Duhamel (Anishinaabe-Métis) (Canadian Museum for Human Rights) and Iyekiyapiwin Darlene St. Clair (Bdewakantunwan  Dakota) (St Cloud State University), will discuss their work in Indigenous education, as well as the limits and possibilities of education to serve both for and as reparative justice in both contexts. Participants will have a chance to engage with the presenters in a brief discussion / q&a session. 

Participants may be interested in familiarizing themselves with the following resources in advance of the season:

This virtual presentation and discussion are free and open to the public. Email George Dalbo at for more information. 

This presentation is part of the Human Rights Lab project and is organized by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota in conjunction with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Karine Duhamel

Dr. Karine Duhamel is Anishinaabe-Métis and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Allison University, a Bachelor of Education from Lakehead University, and a Masters Degree and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Manitoba. Dr. Duhamel was formerly Adjunct Professor at the University of Winnipeg, where she developed and taught courses on the history and legacy of residential schools and Director of Research for Jerch Law Corporation, conducting research related to a number of cases related to the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. Most recently, Dr. Duhamel was Director of Research for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, drafting the Final Report, as well as managing the Forensic Document Review Project and the Legacy Archive. She is now a Curator at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, working across teams to develop and to deliver superior content, programming, and visitor experience. Dr. Duhamel is a member of the Board of Directors for the International Council of Museums, a board member for the Facing History Board of Scholars, a Speaker for the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba and  Co-Chair of the Expert Group on Indigenous Matters for the International Council of Archives. Click here to watch Karine Duhamel deliver a lecture, “Reclaiming Power and Place: Inside the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women and Girls,” at the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba. 

Iyekiyapiwin Darlene St. Clair

Iyekiyapiwin Darlene St. Clair is an associate professor at Saint Cloud State University, Minnesota, where she teaches American Indian Studies and directs the Multicultural Resource Center. Her work focuses on several areas, including Dakota studies, Native Nations of Minnesota, the integration of Native cultures, histories, and languages into curricula and educational institutions. She is director of the Mni Sota Makọce: The Dakota Homelands Curriculum, which was created to preserve and transmit the rich historical and cultural heritage of Minnesota’s Dakota people to the next generation. She also studies the arts and cultural expressions of Native peoples. She is Bdewakantunwan  Dakota and a citizen of the Lower Sioux Indian Community in Minnesota. Click here to watch a video of Iyekiyapiwin Darlene St. Clair’s 2015 keynote lecture on protecting sacred sites from the Parlement of World Religions.