The Language Warrior’s Manifesto: Indigenous Language, Culture, and Art in Motion
With Anton Treuer
Join celebrated author and speaker Dr. Anton Treuer for a fresh perspective on what’s driving revitalization efforts in indigenous language, culture, and art. Healing takes many forms. What’s in the way? What’s being done about it? How can people help? Treuer is Professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University and author of 15 books, including The Language Warrior’s Manifesto.
Hosted at the New Mexico History Museum (113 Lincoln Avenue), this event is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is encouraged.
This lecture is the first in this year’s Indian Arts Reseach Center Speaker Series.
The School for Advanced Research’s Indian Arts Research Center presents a series of conversation-style presentations exploring today’s world of cultural preservation. Museums, artists, and communities are increasingly recognizing the need to elevate indigenous voices in the public’s understanding of traditional and evolving Native arts and culture. This year’s Speaker Series takes us on a journey beyond the Pueblo communities within which we are situated, to shed light on the many remarkable ways indigenous-based cultural preservation, promotion, and revival are happening nationally. Through the intimate conversations, this series celebrates and acknowledges the powerful work happening all around us. From indigenous language revitalization efforts, centuries old traditions in Alaska’s Alutiiq communities, or a changing contemporary art scene in Hawai’i, “Rise” asks how indigenous communities are coming together to ensure that their respective histories, arts, and cultures, are represented with respect and are able thrive and grow for future generations. Learn more about the full series here.