Anton Treuer wants Native and non-Native people to talk more about race, with each other.
Treuer is a professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University, and his work with the Bemidji Area Truth and Reconciliation Initiative aims to help people of different backgrounds find common ground. On Saturday night he's bringing that effort to Minneapolis, for a community discussion called "Busting Down the Silos."
Put on by the nonprofit Art to Change the World, the event promises to mix a hotdish potluck with frank conversation about race in Minnesota. MPR News host Cathy Wurzer spoke with Treuer recently about what that conversation sounds like.