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TreuerNative American Fiction: A User’s Manual, is the title of a book of essays that has recently stirred up the literary community. Ojibwe author David Treuer takes on beloved Native American writers like Louise Erdrich, Sherman Alexie and Leslie Marmon Silko. He raises questions about their texts that other literary critics have failed to do. But Treuer turns his critic’s mind most sharply on the critics. His book of essays looks at how Native American fiction is read and interpreted and the set of cultural stereotypes that are behind that. He also has a new a novel, called The Translation of Dr. Appelles: A Love Story, which has the critics raving.

  • David Treuer, from the Leech Lake reservation in northern Minnesota and currently an associate professor in the English Department at the University of Minnesota.
For more information:
MPR:Translating David Treuer
MPR: Talking Volumes Interview

Navajo Artist Discusses his Work and NYC American Indian Market
The 24th Annual New York City American Indian Market is happening for only a few more days. The market will be open today, Thursday December 14th, and also Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 8pm. It will be closed Friday. There will be Native jewelry, textiles, ceramics and more from indigenous artisans across the continent.
Location: Judson Memorial Church
243 Thompson Street, between West 3rd street and Washington Square South.
Telephone for more info: (718) 930-8922