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Who will be next? 'One of the hardest jobs in the world,' leading the National Congress of American Indians


March 18, 2019

Suzan Harjo remembers the challenge of running the National Congress of American Indians. Her staff wore multiple hats, worked long hours, juggled multiple projects, and tried to answer the question, “what do the people want?”

So much easier asked than answered. The people, the tribes, the larger constituents, the funders, want everything. It’s a problem that is as true today as it was for Harjo and every other executive director of any national Indian organization.


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