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Sterlin Harjo: Started from the bottom now we here

Co-creator and recent Gotham award winner Sterlin Harjo stops by to tell us his storytelling journey. Plus, Source NM reporter Shaun Griswold talks education

Sterlin Harjo, Seminole and Muscogee Creek, and is the co-creator of the hit series “Reservation Dogs." The series recently won a Gotham award in New York City. He is also an alumnus of the Sundance Institute “Indigenous Program” and a co-founder of the comedy troupe, “The 1491’s.” He joins us to talk about his storytelling journey. 

Shaun Griswold is a reporter at Source New Mexico. He gives an update on the Yazzie/Martinez education lawsuit. A ruling found that the state of New Mexico was failing to provide Native students, among others, with a quality education. Griswold gives an update on what the state is doing to remedy that.

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