E.N. Thompson Forum: Walter Echo-Hawk, “Reckoning and Reconciliation on the Great Plains”

E.N. Thompson Forum: Walter Echo-Hawk, “Reckoning and Reconciliation on the Great Plains”

Walter Echo-Hawk is a Native American attorney, tribal judge, author, activist, and law professor. He represents Indian tribes on important legal issues, such as treaty rights, water rights, religious freedom, prisoner rights, and repatriation rights. His career spans the pivotal years when Indian tribes reclaimed their land, sovereignty, and pride in a stride toward freedom. As a Native American rights attorney since 1973, Echo-Hawk was instrumental in the passage of landmark laws—such as, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (1990) and the American Indian Religious Freedom Act Amendments (1994). He is also the author of In the Courts of the Conqueror: The 10 Worst Indian Law Cases Ever Decided (2010).
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Pre-forum Cooper Conversation salons will be hosted for selected talks in the week previous to that event at a variety of locales. A schedule of listed salons will be available at the Thompson Forum website . 

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