“The Language Warrior’s Manifesto” Book Talk with Anton Treuer
April 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Author on Native Languages is giving a presentations on his book on upswell of indigenous languages and cultures. Treuer has been at the forefront of the battle to revitalize Ojibwe for many years.
In his newest book, The Language Warrior’s Manifesto: How to Keep Our Languages Alive No Matter the Odds, he discusses the interrelationship between language and culture, the problems of language loss, strategies and tactics for resisting, and the inspiring stories of successful language warriors. He recounts his own sometimes hilarious struggle to learn Ojibwe as an adult, and he depicts the astonishing success of a program in Wisconsin where a 100 children now speak Ojibwe as their first language.
His presentation is Friday, Apr 17th starting at 5 p.m. at the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post in Onamia.