March 18, 2015 - MPR’s Dan Gunderson & John Enger reports on the survivors of the 2005 mass shooting at Red Lake High School in northern Minnesota. The tragedy changed everyone involved. Survivors and others in community discuss how they now cope.
January 30, 2015 - Anton Treuer grew up on the Leech Lake reservation with a deep interest in history and language. He writes in the introduction to one of his books on Native history: "The borderland I grew up in was more than an awkward physical nexus of races and communities." Today-a conversation about how that "nexus" still influences his work and writing.
May 4, 2012 - Why do Indians have long hair? What is a naming ceremony? How many tribal languages are spoken in North America? Those are just a few of the questions Anton Treuer answers in his new book, "Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask." Treuer grew up on and near the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota, and attended school in nearby Bemidji. He went on to graduate from Princeton University, and get a PhD from the University of Minnesota. He's now a professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University, the author of nine books, and the editor of the only academic journal of the Objiwe language.
October 29, 2010 - Bemidji State University officials say American Indian enrollment is up about 15 percent from just a few years ago. Some credit BSU's American Indian Resource Center with helping Indian students succeed on campus. Anton Treuer is an Ojibwe language professor at BSU. Treuer says the center provides Indian students a supportive and culturally familiar place to network with others.
September 9, 2010 - The history of the Ojibwe people goes back thousands of years and is woven into the story of the state of Minnesota. One writer and college professor is determined that Ojibwe history, language and culture not be forgotten.
March 25, 2005 - An MPR Special Report, titled “What Happened in Red Lake?”, details the chronology of the shooting at Red Lake, what's known about the student who killed nine people and himself, and what makes this sovereign Indian community different from other communities. The special also examines the shooting within the context of other school shootings.
December 26, 1996 - MPR’s Mary Losure report details the efforts to save Native American language by teaching it to next generation. Losure interviews both language teachers and students at Nay Ah Shing school in Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.