Know History is honoured to be welcoming Dr. Karine Duhamel to the team! Dr. Duhamel is Anishinaabe-Métis and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Allison University, a Bachelor of Education from Lakehead University, and a master’s degree and PhD in History from the University of Manitoba. Dr. Duhamel was formerly Adjunct Professor at the University of Winnipeg and Director of Research for Jerch Law Corporation. From 2016 to 2018, she also served as Curator at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. More recently, Dr. Duhamel served as Director of Research for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, drafting the Final Report and managing its Forensic Document Review Project and Legacy Archive. Dr. Duhamel is now an independent historian and consultant working with Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations across the country to develop new approaches to research that embrace Indigenous ways of knowing and understanding the world and our relationships with each other.
She is also an active member of several boards and committees including the International Council of Museums (ICOM) – Canada, the Canadian Historical Association, and Facing History and Ourselves. Dr. Duhamel is a frequently requested Speaker for the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba, a member of the Parks Canada Indigenous Advisory Circle, and Co-Chair of the Expert Group on Indigenous Matters for the International Council of Archives.