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About Patty Talahongva
Patty Talahongva is the former curator of the Phoenix Indian School Visitor Center. Ironically, when she interviewed for the position in 2012, the hiring committee had no idea she actually attended the Phoenix Indian School. Obviously she got the job. Also ironically, she landed her first job as a journalist while attending P.I. and that started her career. She left her position as Curator of the Phoenix Indian School Visitor Center in 2019 and joined Indian Country Today as the executive producer tasked with launching a once a week national newscast. Then the pandemic hit and she helped Indian Country Today launch a weekday newscast, and became the anchor of the newscast. In August they started renting the Boardroom at the PISVC and created a studio there! Phoenix Indian continues to be a major force in her life and career.