Keeping Native Languages Alive with Anton Treuer

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Aaniin - which is hello in the Algonquin language of Ojibwe! This week, Adam speaks with Anton Treuer, the professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University. He walks us through where Ojibwe language has historically been spoken - as well as where it is spoken now, why we should keep this and other indiginous languages alive, how native culture is both historical and modern, what we AREN’T taught about native communities, how stereotypes aren’t always incorrect, but are often incomplete, and why Anton is hopeful for continued culture change and growth away from oppression. Check out his book, The Language Warrior’s Manifesto: How To Keep Our Languages Alive No Matter The Odds, out February 1st.

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