Director of Indigenous Strategy, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Dr. Karine Duhamel (she/her) is an Anishinaabe-Métis historian and an off-reserve member of Red Rock Indian Band in northwestern Ontario. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education, as well as a Masters degree and Ph.D. in history. She has extensive expertise and experience in dialogue-based approaches to research and engagement, including in her role as Director of Research for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) from 2018 to the end of its mandate in 2019 and as Chair of the National Action Plan Data Sub-Working Group from 2020 to 2021. In 2021, she was awarded the Bruce and Lis Welch Community Dialogue Award through the Simon J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue at Simon Fraser University. In 2022, she joined the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada as Director of Indigenous Strategy, working to implement the Strengthening Indigenous Research Capacity initiative to better support Indigenous research and research training in Canada. In addition to her role as a public servant, she is an official Speaker for the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba, an Indigenous fellow at Simon Fraser University, and a Research Affiliate of the Centre for Human Rights Research at the University of Manitoba.
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