Dr. Treuer is the Executive Director of the American Indian Resource Center at Bemidji State University and author of thirteen books. He has a B.A. from Princeton University and a M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. He is editor of the Oshkaabewis Native Journal, the only academic journal of the Ojibwe language.
Dr. Treuer sits on many organizational boards and has received more than forty prestigious awards and fellowships, including ones from the American Philosophical Society, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the Bush Foundation, and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.
His published works include Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask, Ojibwe in Minnesota, and The Assassination of Hole in the Day, which won the AASLH Award of Merit in 2012.