Anton Treuer

Anton Treuer

Fellow: Awarded 2008
Field of Study: Linguistics

Competition: US & Canada

Bemidji State University

Anton Treuer (pronounced troy-er) is Professor of Ojibwae at Bedmidji State University.  He has a B.A. from Princeton University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.  He is Editor of the Oshkaabewis Native Journal (pronounced o-shkaah-bay-wis), the only academic journal of the Ojibwe language.  His published books include Living Our Language: Ojibwe Tales & Oral Histories and Omaa Akiing.

Mr. Treuer has received many prestigious awards and fellowships, from the American Philosophical Society, National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, the Minnesota Historical Society, the Minnesota Humanities Commission, the Experienced Faculty Development Program, the Institute for the Study of World Politics, the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, the Grotto Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Bush Foundation.

Mr. Treuer’s leadership experience includes service on numerous boards and committees to make executive policy and exercise fiduciary responsibilities on subjects as varied as collegiate accreditation review, racial sensitivity, Ojibwe culture, hiring and employment practice, juvenile justice, land and trust conservatorship, and health education and business strategy and policy.  His service has extended to over twenty different organizations, including a stint as Treasurer for the White Earth Land Recovery Project Board of Directors, and consultant, trustee, and directorship board service for Northwest Juvenile Training Center, Mash-ka-wisen Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center, and BSU’s Native Americans into Medicine Program, and policymaking and advisory board positions at Princeton University and most of the colleges and universities in Northern Minnesota.  He is also an active leader in many traditional Ojibwe religious and healing ceremonies.

Brother: David Treuer, Guggenheim Fellow in General Nonfiction, 2007

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