Social Justice: Discussions & Action

Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask by Anton Treuer, book discussion
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Continuing on the social justice journey, in December was the book discussion for Dear White Peacemakers, by Osheta Moore. Starting February 24th at 7:30 pm, via Zoom, Communications Director Tami Zvolena, will lead a discussion around the book Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask by Anton Treuer. Visit the author’s site for more information about him, antontreuer.com.

“From the acclaimed Ojibwe author and professor Anton Treuer comes an essential book of questions and answers for Native and non-Native young readers alike. Ranging from “Why is there such a fuss about nonnative people wearing Indian costumes for Halloween?” to “Why is it called a ‘traditional Indian fry bread taco’?” to “What’s it like for natives who don’t look native?” to “Why are Indians so often imagined rather than understood?”, and beyond, Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask (Young Readers Edition) does exactly what its title says for young readers, in a style consistently thoughtful, personal, and engaging.”

We recommend the Young Readers edition (pictured above) because it is a newer version and more comprehensive than the original book published in 2012. Either book is great, but the group will be discussing the newer version. Sign up is available below and at the welcome desk on Sunday mornings.

When possible, The Well highly encourages the book purchase to be from BIPOC-owned bookstores or directly from an author’s website or publisher.

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to email Communications Director Tami, tzvolena (at) thewellmn.church.