Anton Treuer, Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University
Join celebrated author and Ojibwe language activist Dr. Anton Treuer for a deep dive into the use and application of indigenous language research in the writing of history and revitalization of community. Treuer has authored 15 books including award-winning histories Warrior Nation: A History of the Red Lake Ojibwe and The Assassination of Hole in the Day. His forthcoming book The Language Warrior's Manifesto: How to Keep Our Languages Alive No Matter the Odds is a long-anticipated call to action on indigenous language revitalization. Ojibwe language revitalization efforts have been developing quickly, with the advent of Ojibwe language schools and institutes, the development of Rosetta Stone for Ojibwe, major presses engaging in bilingual and monolingual Ojibwe language publications, historic financial investments in language revitalization by Mille Lacs and other tribes, and a rapidly growing body of scholarship that engages the archives and tribal language speakers in equal measure, catalyzing a greater depth of knowledge about indigenous people and whole new way to approach the academic enterprise.
Lectures in Anishinaabe Language & Art are co-sponsored by Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP), the Harvard Committee for the International Year of Indigenous Languages and Department of History of Art and Architecture in honor of 2019 The United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages.