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. She has over ten years of experience and knowledge in scholarly research and public history, with a focus on Indigenous activism and Treaty rights.
Dr. Duhamel’s PhD dissertation combined archival research and oral history, examining the history of pan-Indigenous rights movements in Canadian and international contexts. 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 on Indigenous relationships with the state. She was previously the Director of Research for Jerch Law Corporation, conducting research related to a number of Indigenous rights cases as well as cases related to the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement IAP process. She has also worked as Program Administrator with Canada’s National History Society.
Most recently, Dr. Duhamel worked as Curator for Indigenous Rights at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and is currently on leave, working as Director of Research for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.