Wednesday, 10/25/06, on American Indian Airwaves
One-Hour Special with columnist Susan Shown Harjo
Suzan Shown Harjo is a poet, writer, lecturer, curator and policy advocate who has helped Native peoples recover more than one million acres of land and numerous sacred places. She has developed key federal Indian law since 1975, including the most important national policy advances in the modern era for the protection of Native American cultures and arts: the 1996 Executive Order on Indian Sacred Sites, the 1990 Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, the 1989 National Museum of the American Indian Act and the 1978 American Indian Religious Freedom Act.
Ms. Harjo is president and executive director of The Morning Star Institute, a national Indian rights organization founded in 1984 for Native peoples' traditional and cultural advocacy, arts promotion and research. Morning Star has initiated an ongoing international effort to issue declarations of tribal cultural property and to achieve a Treaty Respecting Cultural Property Rights of Native Peoples. Morning Star was the sponsoring organization for The 1992 Alliance (1990-1993) and for the initial lawsuit, Harjo et al v. Pro Football, Inc., regarding the trademarks and name of Washington's professional football team.
Susan will be discussing a wide variety of issues ranging from the National Museum of the American Indians, sacred sites, to the ten-year anniversary of the Native American Graves and Repatriation Act and its impact on Indian Country and the protection of the ancestors.
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