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(This article was published in the Sept-Nov 2013 edition of the AlumnNews)
Pictured L-R, Anetra Parks (College of Law), Judy Antell (American Indian Studies), Caskey Russell (English and American Indian Studies), Walter Echo-Hawk, Jeff Means (History and American Indian Studies.)
Walter Echo-Hawk, an attorney, tribal judge, author, activist and law professor, discussed “Human Rights in Native America” Tuesday, Oct. 22nd as part of Law Week at the UW College of Law Oct. 21-25.
The title of his talk was, “In the Light of Justice: Human Rights in Native America,” based upon his most recent book, “In the Light of Justice: The Rise of Human Rights in Native America & the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.”
Echo-Hawk teaches at the University of Tulsa College of Law; is a counselor with Crowe & Dunlevy, one of Oklahoma’s oldest and largest law firms; and assists the firm’s Indian law and gaming practice group.
The UW Department of American Indian Studies and the College of Law sponsored Echo-Hawk’s presentation.
American Indian Studies at the University of Wyoming is a three-dimensional program offering academic courses to all interested students, support services to American Indian students, and outreach to the larger Wyoming community. This multi-disciplinary program develops respect for, and understanding of, Native views; enables American Indian students to obtain a university education; and extends UW resources to residents of the State and region.