Indian activist will receive honorary degree

Oklahoma-born American Indian activist will receive honorary degree.

The award recognizes Harjo (Cheyenne and Hodulgee Muscogee) as a poet, writer and speaker, Harjo has used words to champion American Indian art and culture. As a policy shaper, she has helped tribes reclaim a million acres of land, has lobbied for laws protecting religious freedom and returning remains and artifacts from public institutions to natives.

However, she is best known for filing a lawsuit forcing the Washington Redskins football team to change its name and logo.