David Treuer, “Modern Native America and Environmental Justice: Changing the Narrative of Our Environmental Moment”

October 21, 2021
12:00 pm
WSU Vancouver

Non-Confluence event

David Treuer, author of The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee – shortlisted for the National Book Award – and a recent essay in the Atlantic, “Return the National Parks to the Tribes” will be speaking at WSU Vancouver at noon, Oct. 21.

Thursday, October 21
Join us live on YouTube or in person at Dengerink Administration Bldg, Rm 110, WSU Vancouver
Free – Everyone welcome

David Treuer is an anthropologist, English professor, best-selling author, and expert in Native American life and history. Ojibwe from the Leech Lake Reservation in Minnesota, he combines in his literary work historical research, interviews, and lived experiences to reconsider Native American history in ways that center resilience, resistance, and ongoing struggles for land sovereignty.

He will discuss themes from his recent articles and acclaimed 2019 book, The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present, a New York Times Best Seller and National Book Award finalist, and will take questions from the audience.

Recipient of a Pushcart Prize, Treuer has authored more than a dozen books of fiction and nonfiction and his essays have appeared in numerous media outlets.

Upcoming speaker Catherine Coleman Flowers, an environmental and climate justice activist, will present the final Lane Lecture of 2021 online Dec. 2.

Mark your calendar and find out more!

Lane Family Lectureship Endowment in Environmental Science; SoE Graduate Student Association; College of Arts and Sciences; College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences; WSU Vancouver Native American Affairs; Collective for Environmental and Social Justice; WSUV Graduate Student Association; WSUV English Department; and Common Reading Program. CR credit available to students.

David Treuer photo by Nisreen Breek