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

November 11, 2018

A likely presidential candidate recently released her DNA test results hoping that DNA evidence of Native American ancestry would defuse criticisms from her political opponents. Elizabeth Warren was wrong. Moreover, her announcement angered many Native Americans and exposed confusion among most Americans about who is Native American and who decides.

In this politically correct era, many people want to learn more about Native Americans and their view of history and current issues but are afraid to ask. Anton Treuer, Bradley's 2018 Armstrong speaker, seeks to change that.

A member of the Ojibwe nation from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University in Minnesota, Treuer will speak on the topic of his 2012 publication, Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask. Treuer promises a thoughtful conversation on the political and cultural issues important to Native American communities.

The lecture will take place in Westlake Hall, Room 116 at 7 p.m. on November 28.