Native American Suzan Harjo to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Native American Suzan Harjo is best known for her work on the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, and the American Indian Religious Act, but she is also a writer, curator and activist who has advocated for improvement of Native American lives.  In recognition of her work and contributions, she has been chosen as an honoree to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

President Barack Obama named 19 honorees on November 10 to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.  These individuals are those who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.

The awards will be presented at the White House on November 24.


Read the full article from Indian Country Today Media Network at:  http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/11/11/suzan-harjo-receive-presidential-medal-freedom-157791

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s