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.
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