2019-2020 Weekly Convocations

The weekly convocation series is a shared campus experience that brings students, faculty, and staff together for one hour for a lecture or presentation from specialists in a variety of fields.  The goal of the convocation series is to stimulate thought and conversation on a wide range of subjects. Convocations are open to the public and free of charge.

Nov 8

Convocation: Kate Beane

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

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