Linguistics Events

Nov 8

Convocation: Kate Beane

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Native American historian Kate Beane shares the importance of updating history to honor Indigenous peoples.

Friday, November 8th, 2019
10:50 – 11:50 am / Skinner Chapel
Kate Beane

Kate Beane, a member of the Flandreau Santee Dakota, is a public historian working in Native American Initiatives at the Minnesota Historical Society.  She earned a Ph.D. in American Studies at the University of Minnesota.  Beane recently worked with her family to champion the cause of restoring the Dakota name Bde Maka Ska (from Lake Calhoun) in her ancestral homeland of Bde Ota (Minneapolis).  Through names and narrative, we experience physical places in profound and sometimes unseen ways. A name can evoke a concept, a sense of home, connect us, and have deep meaning for communities and families.  Beane believes that the dominant narrative of history should be updated and rewritten to honor the languages, lives, and legacies of its Indigenous peoples.  Beane comes to Carleton, located on what was once Dakota land, to share her story and her message.

Sponsored by Carleton Convocations. Contact: Kerry Raadt, x4308