Book Readings: “Native Tributes” and “The White Supremacist Roots of the Second Amendment”

Here are two upcoming book readings, both free events.

Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 7p.m. at the Bockley Gallery, 2123 W. 21st Street, Minneapolis: Birchbark Books welcomes Gerald Vizenor for a reading from his new historical novel “Native Tributes.” In this sequel to Blue Ravens, Vizenor maintains his masterly perception of oral stories, creating a dynamic literary tribute to Native American veterans and visionary artists in the Great Depression. Book signing at Birchbark Books to follow the reading. More info at

Thursday, Sept. 27, at First Unitarian Society, 900 Mount Curve Ave, Minneapolis, Reception at 5:30pm. Lecture at 7p.m. Scholar, human rights activist, and author Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz will speak about “The White Supremacist Roots of the Second Amendment” in support of her new book “Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment.” Dunbar-Ortiz also is the author of “An Indigenous Peoples History of the United States.

The reception includes a light supper catered by the Sioux Chef and a chance to meet Dr. Dunbar-Ortiz starting at 5:30 p.m.