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For Native people, progress toward equity is ‘painfully slow’



By Vickie Evans-Nash

Contributing Writer


Last year, Dr. Anton Treuer received an honorable mention at the St. Paul Foundation’s Facing Race Ambassador Awards for his work in culture revitalization through the Ojibwe language in his hometown of Bemidji. As a preliminary for this year’s April 23 event at Crowe Plaza in St. Paul, where Treuer will serve as keynote speaker, he spoke with the MSR about the “painfully slow” process of addressing issues that negatively affect Native Americans. “It’s stunning to me that the first people of this land are some of the least understood,” Treuer says. Continue Reading →

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