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Native Nations and the Opportunity Gap

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WMEP Professional Learning Center

4825 OIson Memorial Hwy

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Golden Valley, MN 55422

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Native American cultures contain a unique toolbox to help educators and equity workers decenter and combat oppression, cultural disassociation, and other drivers for the “achievement gap.” Come learn more from and about the first people of the land. In addition to a thought-provoking challenge to our prevailing assumptions about education and equity work, this session is also designed to provide a meaningful opportunity for participants to expand their cultural awareness and competence in dealing with a unique population of often-marginalized students with greater efficacy. This course will include a student panel.



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Dr. Anton Treuer (pronounced troy-er) is Professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University and author of 15 books. He has a B.A. from Princeton University, and both his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. He is Editor of the Oshkaabewis (pronounced o-shkaah-bay-wis) Native Journal, the only academic journal of the Ojibwe language. Dr. Treuer has presented all over the U.S. and Canada and in several foreign countries on his book Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask; cultural competence and equity; strategies for addressing the “achievement” gap; and tribal sovereignty, history, language, and culture. He has sat on many organizational boards and has received more than 40 prestigious awards and fellowships, including ones from the American Philosophical Society, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the Bush Foundation, and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. His published works include Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask, Warrior Nation: A History of the Red Lake Ojibwe (Winner of Caroline Bancroft History Prize and the American Association of State and Local History Award of Merit), Ojibwe in Minnesota (“Minnesota’s Best Read for 2010” by The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress), The Assassination of Hole in the Day (Award of Merit Winner from the American Association for State and Local History), Atlas of Indian Nations, The Indian Wars: Battles, Bloodshed, and the Fight for Freedom on the American Frontier, and Awesiinyensag (“Minnesota’s Best Read for 2011” by The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress).

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4825 OIson Memorial Hwy

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