President Obama Announces the Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients – Susan Harjo recieves Medal of Freedom

Here, from the White House blog.  Susan is in great company! An excerpt:

Today, President Obama named nineteen recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. “I look forward to presenting these nineteen bold, inspiring Americans with our Nation’s highest civilian honor,” said the President.

“From activists who fought for change to artists who explored the furthest reaches of our imagination; from scientists who kept America on the cutting edge to public servants who help write new chapters in our American story, these citizens have made extraordinary contributions to our country and the world.”

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Suzan Harjo
Suzan Harjo is a writer, curator, and activist who has advocated for improving the lives of Native peoples throughout her career. As a member of the Carter Administration and as current president of the Morning Star Institute, she has been a key figure in many important Indian legislative battles, including the passage of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act and the American Indian Religious Freedom Act. Dr. Harjo is Cheyenne and Hodulgee Muscogee, and a citizen of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes.

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