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Book Club: The Language Warrior's Manifesto (virtual)

14 November, 2023, 6 PM-7:30 PM
Chelángen Department

Join us for a discussion of “The Language Warrior's Manifesto: How to Keep Our Languages Alive No Matter the Odds” by Anton Treuer. We will be joined by special guest Gabe Port, Samish Language Specialist. This book is available in print at the Samish Library in Anacortes and as an audiobook and eBook from the Samish Digital Library on the Libby app. 

Please email RSVP@samishtribe.nsn.us to join the Book Club email list! Book Club members will receive invitations to all discussions and can choose which to attend. 

Anton Treuer has been at the forefront of the battle to revitalize Ojibwe for many years. In this impassioned argument, he discusses the interrelationship between language and culture, the problems of language loss, strategies and tactics for resisting, and the inspiring stories of successful language warriors. He recounts his own sometimes hilarious struggle to learn Ojibwe as an adult, and he depicts the astonishing success of the language program at Lac Courte Oreilles, where a hundred children now speak Ojibwe as their first language.


The Language Warrior's Manifesto book cover