"Moving Towards Knowledge Together"

Center for Indigenous Knowledge and Language Revitalization

EduE 150, 412 Library Drive, Duluth, MN 55812


University of

College of Education &
Human Service Professions

Enakamigak “That Which is Happening”


We regret to announce that this event has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule for the fall. We will make new event details available as soon as possible.

“They Came for the Children: A Residential School Experience”
with Justice Murray Sinclair, The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Chair

Monday, February 18, 2013 - 6:00pm - Kirby Ballroom

Photo of Justice SinclairFor the child taken, for the parent left behind. On July 1, 2009, the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was officially established with the Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair as chairperson. The Commission has been helping Canadians learn about the truth about Indian Residential Schools and encouraging the rebuilding of relationships damaged by residential schools. The TRC was created as a result of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement between former students, churches, the Government of Canada, the Assembly of First Nations and other Aboriginal organizations. It’s mandate is to inform all Canadians about what happened in Indian Residential Schools (IRS). The Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair was appointed Associate Chief Judge of the Provincial Court of Manitoba in March of 1988 and to the Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba in January 2001. He was Manitoba’s first Aboriginal Judge.


Past Happenings...

Land, Language and Life: Lessons from the Maori with Dr. Timoti Karetu, October 12, 2012, 6:00pm Kirby Ballroom

Dr. Timoti Karetu, Maori Language Commissioner of NPhoto of Dr. Karetuew Zealand, will be sharing thoughts about the awe-inspiring revitalization of Maori language and culture. This presentation will appeal to a broad audience of educators, community members, and students interested in fostering diversity, global Indigenous issues, and increasing personal cultural competence. This event is hosted by Eni-gikendaasoyang and the Department of Education.


Doctor of Education (Ed.D) Degree With a major in Teaching and Learning

Focus: Global Indigenous Education, Culture & Language

The University of Minnesota Duluth is proposing an Indigenous Doctor of Education (Ed.D) Program to begin in July of 2011. This hybrid program will involve a blend of in-person and online work. Program content is inclusive of Indigenous content, perspectives, and learning experiences.

The Ed.D with a major in Teaching and Learning is an applied degree for the professional faculty and administrators, and professionals in other human service professions. The mission of the program is to produce scholarly practitioners.

Applications available online at: www.d.umn.edu/educ/programs/edd

Application Deadline: May 15th, 2011

Minnesota Indigenous Language Symposium VI

Weaving Indigenous  Language Through Family, Education & Community

The University of Minnesota Duluth and the Grotto Foundation are pleased to announce the 6th Minnesota Indigenous Language Symposium to be held May 16th and 17th, 2011.

   We look forward to this opportunity to gather and share about the many valuable language revitalization efforts happening in the state and beyond.  More details about this event will be posted closer to the date.  We thank everyone for the continued interest and look forward to this great event.

Location: Black Bear Casino and Convention Center Cloquet, MN

*Circle of Courage Workshops: Building Caring Communities & Classrooms and Courage for the Discouraged

Dr. Steve Van Bockern, will be here Friday, April 3rd, 2009 to present Circle of Courage workshops on Building Caring Communities & Classrooms and Courage for the Discouraged. This all-day seminar at the Black Bear Casino and Conference Center should be of particular interest to all those working with today’s youth—human service agencies, counselors, correction officers, ministries, and educators.

*A discussion of the Ojibwe dictionary project with the current Master of Education Tribal Cohort.

Ojibwe Linguist John D. Nichols will discuss his latestOjibwe Dictionary project with the current Master ofEducation Tribal cohort.

*Hawaiian Education Presentation

As part of our endeavor to revitalize our knowledge of Indigenous people, we are proud to present: Moke Kim, Kawila Reyes, Flaviana Keaka Makahanaloa and Edna Cathcart from Molokai, Hawaii.

*"Ensuring Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Assessment for American Indian and Alaska Native Students"

This session will provide an overview of the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA).  Emphasis will be placed on the law's requirement that all students be assessed in a manner that is culturally and linguistically appropriate. Failure to conduct assessments in a fair and unbiased manner may result in a lack of appropriate services and supports.

*Circle of Courage: Youth Resiliency

Dr. Martin Brokenleg presents the Circle of Courage model for youth development. This all-day seminar should be of particular interest to all those working with today’s youth—human service agencies, counselors, correction officers, ministries, and educators.

About Enakamigak

Here you will find information about conferences, events, and meetings sponsered by Eni–gikendaasoyang... which is to say you will find information about that which is happening.