The 2023 Natalie Mayer and Raphael Lemkin Lecture

Adrift Between Two Americas

Thursday, April 13, at 7 p.m. in the Anderson University Center Regency room

Speaker: David Treuer, Ph.D., University of Southern California


Bestselling author and Ojibwe Indian David Treuer will deliver the 2023 Natalie Mayer and Raphael Lemkin lecture. The son of Robert Treuer, an Austrian Jew and Holocaust survivor and Margaret Seelye Treuer, a tribal court judge, Treuer grew up on Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. He is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, two Minnesota Book Awards, and fellowships from the NEH, Bush Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundation. His book, “The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee” was a 2019 finalist for both the National Book Award and Carnegie Medal.

Treuer will present “Adrift Between Two Americas.” David Treuer’s father, an Austrian immigrant and Holocaust survivor, loved this country. His Native mother, born on the Leech Lake reservation, could never forgive it. Where does that leave him?

Event Details:

  • Speaker: David Treuer, Ph.D.
  • Time: 7 p.m.
  • Date: Thursday, April 13
  • Place: Regency room (AUC)

Free and open to the public.

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