Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask

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Join us for an engrossing hour in conversation with Dr. Anton Treuer, author of Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask, Young Readers Edition published in April 2021. This conversation will be led by Scarsdale teens Asher Kohn and Zane Kohn of Diverse Books Teach Tolerance. Please join Zoom at or just before 4 PM Eastern/3 PM Central.

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This event is brought to you by Diverse Books Teach Tolerance and by Scarsdale Public Library's Teen Services Department and Teen Advisory Board.

Portrait of Ojibwe Porfessor Anton Treuer in beaded vest

Dr. Anton Treuer (pronounced troy-er) is Professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University and author of 19 books. He has a B.A. from Princeton University and a M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. He is Editor of the Oshkaabewis (pronounced o-shkaah-bay-wis) Native Journal, the only academic journal of the Ojibwe language. Dr. Treuer has presented all over the U.S. and Canada and in several foreign countries on Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask, Cultural Competence & Equity, Strategies for Addressing the “Achievement” Gap, and Tribal Sovereignty, History, Language, and Culture. He has sat on many organizational boards and has received more than 40 prestigious awards and fellowships, including ones from the American Philosophical Society, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the Bush Foundation, and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. Treuer is on the governing board for the Minnesota State Historical Society. In 2018, he was named Guardian of Culture and Lifeways and recipient of the Pathfinder Award by the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums.

(The source of this biographical information and more may be found at https://antontreuer.com/)


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