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Area of Expertise: Activism
"There is no such thing as a good stereotype. Whether a stereotype is good or bad, it still reduces people or a person to a consumable, easily digestible, prejudged image or word. It sets up a system of prejudice either for or against a person or a people and, in that way, denies the humanity of that person or people . . . or it wrongly characterizes people."
Suzan Shown Harjo is an advocate for American Indian rights. She is a poet, writer, lecturer, curator, and policy advocate, who has helped Indigenous peoples recover more than one million acres of tribal lands.