Are Reservations Stand-Ins for Indians? Sovereignty, Identity, and Authenticity in David Treuer’s Rez Life
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., Sierra Room, UCLA Faculty Center
You’re invited to attend a reading by Dr. David Treuer from his latest book, Rez Life, a powerful, gritty, and poignant memoir/history that details life in his Great Lakes Ojibwe homeland. Philip Deloria calls Treuer “one of the most provocative voices in American Indian literary writing and criticism” and recommends Rez Life for “those who really want to understand Indian casinos, fishing rights, poverty, alcohol, spirituality, family, crime, war, law, sovereignty, violence, love, dedication, endurance….” The reading will be followed by a thought-provoking Q&A with Peter Nabokov, UCLA Professor of World Arts and Culture.
Sponsored by The UCLA American Indian Studies Center