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Poet laureate Joy Harjo opens a Native 'doorway of hope'

Clip: 09/19/2019 | 7m 23s Video has closed captioning.

Joy Harjo, the new poet laureate of the United States, is the first Native American to achieve that honor. Jeffrey Brown recently sat down with Harjo, a member of Oklahoma's Muscogee Creek Nation, in Tulsa to discuss how arts shaped her upbringing, her perspective on contemporary "forces of hatred" and why her accomplishment represents a “doorway of hope” for other indigenous people.

Aired: 09/19/19

Rating: NR

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