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Author to answer ‘Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask’

Anton Treuer is uniquely qualified to address “Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask,” as the Native American author has published a book by the same name.

Why are tribal languages important? What do you think about native mascots? What can we do about the “achievement gap?” Treuer will address these questions and more in a program at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at Cloquet Public Library.

White/Native American relations are often characterized by guilt and anger. “Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask” cuts through the emotion and builds a foundation for true understanding and positive action, reviewers say.

Treuer’s presentation is a conversation with the audience. Bring your questions and your perspective. Do you think you already know the answers, or suspect that your questions may be offensive? In matter-of-fact responses to over 120 questions, both thoughtful and outrageous, modern and historical, the Ojibwe scholar and cultural preservationist gives a frank, funny, and sometimes personal tour of Indian country.

This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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