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Dr. Mary Hermes

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Professor of Curriculum and Instr...

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University of Minnesota
308 Harvard St. Se
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455
United States

Company Description: Established in 1985, the University of Minnesota's Center for Bioethics is a nationally prominent, yet locally focused, resource that conducts important research...   more

Employment History

  • Duluth Education Professor
    University of Minnesota
  • Associate Professor of Education
    University of Minnesota
  • Associate Professor
    University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Assistant Professor of Education
    University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Associate Professor
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Teacher
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • University of Minnesota Duluth Education Department

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founding Board Member
    Waadookodaading Ojibwe Language Immersion Charter


  • doctorate , curriculum and instruction
    University of Wisconsin Madison
  • Ph.D. Internet section
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Web References
Biocultural Diversity, Language, and Environmental Endangerment – Panel discussion with Winona LaDuke, Luisa Maffi, and K. David Harrison | Terralingua, 13 July 2013 [cached]
The panel was chaired by Mary Hermes, Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Minnesota.. Part of the University Symposium on Abundance & Scarcity.
(Minnesota) -- University of ..., 20 Nov 2011 [cached]
(Minnesota) -- University of Minnesota Duluth education professor Mary Hermes says saving an endangered language goes beyond just enriching the people who speak it.
NATHPO | National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers, 20 May 2003 [cached]
Also testifying at the Washington, D.C., hearing was Mary Hermes, an associate professor of education at the University of Minnesota who has two children in an Ojibwe language immersion school in Hayward, Wis. Hermes noted research showing that Native American children - like African-American children - have long been given the message that they can be either a Native American or a smart, educated person, but they can't be both.
Language can be the key to reconciling these two identities, Hermes said.
Wisconsin Charter School Association - News, 18 Aug 2003 [cached]
Boozhoo Anishinaabedog, nindinawemaganidog! (Hello everyone, my relatives.), said Mary Hermes in her introductory comments to the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs in support of Native American Languages Act legislation.Dr. Hermes is a founding board member of the Waadookodaading Ojibwe Language Immersion Charter School that's sponsored by the Hayward School Board.In her testimony earlier this summer, she stressed the need for language immersion schools in the upper Great Lakes area and the need for alternative teacher training and certification programs for immersion teachers.
Dr. Hermes, an assistant professor of education at the University of Minnesota - Duluth, had researched why common culture-based curriculum hadn't produced more academic success.What I found, she told the committee, was that the cultural-curriculum tends to be added on (to the academic curriculum) and taught in English.The result, too often, is competing academic streams: one cultural and one academic.Students can read this as a choice: academic success means assimilating and culture-based success means being Indian.Students can choose: being smart or being Indian.Teaching rigorous academic content through our indigenous languages poses no such dilemma.Ample evidence shows the many academic benefits of learning a second language, said Dr.Hermes.Learning an indigenous language also has the affective benefits of positive self-esteem and identity, intergenerational connectedness and appreciation of different world views.In my opinion, she observed, language immersion should be the next evolution of culture-based curriculum.It would be a real break-through for all of American Indian education.
Waadookodaading means the place where we help each other.Miigwech biizindawiyeg, mii sa I'iw (That is all, thank you for listening.), Dr. Hermes told the Senate committee.See Dr. Hermes' testimony at:
December | 2011 | University of Minnesota Duluth News, 1 Dec 2011 [cached]
The National Science Foundation (NSF) video series, Science Nation, is featuring UMD faculty work to document the Chippewa language and the training of indigenous scholars, research conducted by Mary Hermes while working as an associate professor at UMD. In October ... Continue reading →
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