Kate Beane on FIRST PERSON RADIO 5/3/17

Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor as they talk with Kate Beane about the Dakota Truth telling gathering on May 4th to 7th at Fort Snelling at Bdote, St. Paul, MN. The event gives this description, “On May 4th of 1863, Dakota people who had been imprisoned at a concentration camp below Fort Snelling at Bdote were taken by steamboat and exiled from Minnesota Makhioche. To mark our return and assert our continued presence on this sacred land where the rivers meet, we invite all Ochethi Sakowin Oyate to return home unify in peace and share community knowledge, teachings and stories with one Oyate to return home, unify in peace and share community knowledge, teachings, and stories with one another.” 
 
Kate Beane, PhD (Flandreau Santee Dakota and Muskogee Creek) holds a BA in American Indian Studies and a doctorate in American Studies from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. With an employment background rooted in history and education, she has worked in the Twin Cities as an after school mentor for American Indian youth, an early childhood Dakota language immersion teacher, a local public history consultant, and as a college instructor. Previously, she served as a Charles A. Eastman Pre-doctoral Fellow at Dartmouth College, and as a President’s Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is currently Manager of Programs and Outreach for Native American Initiatives at the Minnesota Historical Society, and teaches Dakota history at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. She lives in Minneapolis with her partner and their two young daughters.