Native activist and national civil rights leader LaDonna Harris has served nearly every U.S. president since Lyndon Johnson. After moving from Walters, Oklahoma to Washington DC – and entering the powerful world of politics via her US Senator husband – Harris began an extensive and very public life of Indian political and social activism. Harris’ introduction to the federal government began when President Johnson assigned her to educate the executive branch of the US government on the unique role of American Indian Tribes and their relationship with the federal government. This course was called “Indian 101” and was taught to members of Congress and the Senate for over 35 years. Her award-winning “Indian 101” film will be screened as part of her appearance at MIAC.