Harjo homecoming scheduled

Ponca City Now - April 16, 2015 9:12 am

CONCHO, Okla. (AP) – A homecoming celebration for Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Suzan Shown Harjo is planned by the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes.

The homecoming will be Friday starting at 4 p.m. at Concho Community Hall in Concho.

Harjo a citizen of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes and is a writer, curator and activist and was a member of the administration of former President Jimmy Carter.

She has worked to get sports teams to discontinue using names that promote negative stereotypes of Native Americans and for the passage of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act and the American Indian Religious Freedom Act.

 

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