Walter Echo-Hawk in the Courts of the Conqueror: The Native American Experience

Monday, September 26, 2011 (All day)

Time: 5:30 p.m. Light Refreshments
6:30 p.m. Lecture
Book-signing to follow lecture
Place: Classroom 2
Free and Open to the Public

Native Rights Attorney and Author Walter Echo-Hawk in the Courts of the Conqueror: The Native American Experience

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 Conqueror: The Ten Worst Indian Law Cases Ever Decided.

Sponsored by the U.H. Department of Political Science, the Native Hawaiian Bar Association and Ka Huli Ao Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law