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12/15/2010 First Person Radio
Walter Echo-Hawk wears 4 hats: (1) Justice, Supreme Court of the Pawnee Nation; (2) Chairman, Board of Directors, Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, a brand new national and permanently endowed foundation to support Native art and culture; (3) Of Counsel, Crowe Dunlevy, Oklahoma’s oldest and largest law firm; and (4) Adjunct Professor, Tulsa University School of Law (2010). From 1973-2008, he was a staff attorney of the Native American Rights Fund (NARF), where he represented Indian Tribes, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians on significant legal issues during the modern era of federal Indian law.
Among his many awards are:
Governor’s Commendation (2010), Governor Brad Henry, for professional contributions on behalf of indigenous cultures throughout the nation, Judge Sarah Hughes Civil Liberties Award, Federal Bar Association (2009); Distinguished Native American Alumni, Oklahoma State University (2009); Martin Luther King Peace Award, Metropolitan College, Denver (1998); Spirit of Excellence Award, American Bar Association (1995); Civil Liberties Award, ACLU of Oregon (1991).
December 15, 2010
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