Anton_Treuer.jpgDr. Anton Treuer, a professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji (Minn.) State University and the author of fourteen books, will be at Mayville State University Nov. 9 and 10, 2015, to share information on Native American culture. Dr. Treuer’s visit is being hosted by the Byrnes-Quanbeck Library, Mayville Area Teacher Center, and the Mayville State diversity committee.

Dr. Anton Treuer is executive director of the American Indian Resource Center at Bemidji State University. He is editor of the Oshkaabewis (pronounced o-shkaah-bay-wis) Native Journal, the only academic journal of Ojibwe language. He has presented all over the United States and Canada, and in several foreign countries.

Mayville State students, faculty, and staff have been invited to participate in discussion of the following topics with Dr. Treuer on Monday, Nov. 9: “Oral Tradition and Storytelling in the Native American Culture, “Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask,” and “Cultural Competency in the Classroom.”

That evening, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Mayville State employees and students, along with area teachers, are invited to participate in Treuer’s session titled “Native Americans in North Dakota: A Path Through History.” The session will take place in the MSU Campus Center Luckasen Room. An evening meal is included, and the session qualifies for continuing education credit hours. For more information or to register, please contact Donalee Strand at

Mayville State faculty and staff will participate in a roundtable discussion in the MSU Byrnes-Quanbeck Library the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 10. The public is invited to participate in a book signing and further discussion, questions, and answers with Dr. Treuer from 9 to 10 a.m. Nov. 10 in the Byrnes-Quanbeck Library Quiet Room.

For more information about Dr. Anton Treuer’s visit to Mayville State, contact Aubrey Madler at or 701-788-4814.