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Gerald Vizenor: Treaty Shirts

Tuesday, August 9th @ 7pm
Bockley Gallery (near Birchbark Books)

Birchbark Books welcomes Gerald Vizenor for a reading from his new book Treaty Shirts: October 2034—A Familiar Treatise on the White Earth Nation. In this masterful, candid, surreal, and satirical allegory set in an imagined future, seven natives are exiled from federal sectors that have replaced the federal reservation system. Banished because of their dedication to a democratic ethos, they declare a new, egalitarian nation on an island in Lake of the Woods—a lake bordering Ontario and Minnesota. Gerald Vizenor is a prolific novelist, poet, literary critic, and citizen of the White Earth Nation of the Anishinaabeg in Minnesota. He will be signing books following the reading.