A lawyer, tribal judge, scholar and activist, Walter Echo-Hawk’s legal experience includes cases involving Native American religious freedom, prisoner rights, water rights, treaty rights, and repatriation rights. A staff attorney at the Native American Rights Fund for more than 35 years, Mr. Echo-Hawk was instrumental in securing passage of two federal laws that respect Indian and religious freedoms and the repatriation of Native American remains.
Mr. Echo-Hawk is a member of the Pawnee Nation. He received a political science degree from Oklahoma State University (1970) and his law degree from the University of New Mexico (1973). Mr. Echo-Hawk will also discuss his new book, In the Courts of the
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