The Language Warrior's Manifesto: How to Keep Our Languages Alive No Matter the Odds


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Minnesota Historical Society Press
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5.98 X 8.9 X 0.55 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author

Anton Treuer, professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University, is the author of Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians but Were Afraid to Ask and fourteen other books on Indigenous history and language.


"Treuer's arguments are passionate and motivating, especially for language warriors engaged in the everyday struggles of language and culture revitalization. His personal quest in learning Ojibwe as a second language is inspiring, and he suggests solutions to the many obstacles and problems language warriors continue to face. This manifesto relates well to the language revitalization situation in Hawaiʻi, as well as those of other native peoples I have met and learned from."
Jason Iota Cabral, Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani (College of Hawaiian Language), Ke Kulanui o Hawaiʻi ma Hilo (University of Hawaiʻi-Hilo)

"With candor and humor, The Language Warrior's Manifesto shares excellent tips for language reclamation work--and the deeply personal story of Anton Treuer's journey in quest of the most precious goal of language. The message is straightforward: the quest requires diligence, commitment, and perseverance. This book will help many who are on the Language Journey."
Inée Slaughter, Executive Director, Indigenous Language Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico

"The Language Warrior's Manifesto is a love story to indigenous language activism. In the days of much-needed indigenous language revitalization, this is a great read for inspiring, learning, and activating oneself."
Joseph Erb (Cherokee), Digital Storytelling Program, University of Missouri