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Reservation life is topic of lecture

David Treuer

The public is invited to attend a lecture with author David Treuer, who will speak on writing Rez Life: American Indians in the 21st Century.

The lecture will be held on Thursday, October 22 from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. at Alexandria Technical and Community College, Room 743 as part of the Senior College Season. It is free and open to all.

There is a large gap between fact and fiction when it comes to Native Americans, a gap that Treuer hopes to fill.

Rez Life is written about reservation life from a Native American's perspective and is recommended to those interested in U.S. history, particularly the role Native Americans have played in shaping the political and cultural landscape of America.

The son of an Austrian Holocaust survivor and an Ojibwe tribal court judge, Treuer earned a Ph.D. in anthropology from Princeton University. He is a professor of anthropology and literature at University of Southern California and is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and a Minnesota Book Award.

This lecture is sponsored by the Inclusion Network, Senior College and Alexandria Technical and Community College.

For more information about Rez Life or Treuer's other work, visit