21st Annual UT-Arlington Powwow — Saturday, February 27th, All Day
The Native American Student Association annual powwow will be Saturday, February 27th, from 10am–10pm. More information will be coming soon.
VENDORS: Our vendor fee is $55 for a 3 table booth / Space , $95 for 4 table booth / Space and $130 for a 5 table booth / Space. Please contact Dr. Les Riding-In (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any questions. All proceeds go to the Native Group on campus and scholarships. Click here to download the form.
This will be our 21st year hosting the powwow, and we are truly thankful for everyone in the community who comes together each year to support our students at UT Arlington.
Visit our online map for directions and parking locations. Free parking is available in lots F11 and F12 on the map.
For most updated information, please visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UTA.powwow/?ref=hl
Walter Echo Hawk “A True Modern Day Warrior”
For 35 years, Walter Echo-Hawk (Pawnee) served as staff attorney for the Native American Rights Fund, where he become a central figure in representing tribal rights and recognition during the modern era of Federal Indian law. He was instrumental in the passage of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (1990) and the American Indian Religious Freedom Act Amendments (1994). Today, Walter Echo-Hawk is an attorney for Crowe and Dunlevy, Oklahoma’s oldest and largest law firm. He is admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court, Colorado Supreme Court, Oklahoma Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeals for the eighth, ninth, District of Columbia and tenth circuits, and a host of federal district courts.
Echo-Hawk will chronicle his legal career of being at the epicenter of native activism, with special emphasis on his two latest books “In the Courts of the Conqueror: The 10 Worst Indian Law Cases Ever Decided” and “In the Light of Justice”.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4th at 7pm
University Hall, Room 108
Free and open to public. Reception and Book signing immediately following lecture. Copies of the book available for on-site purchase.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5th at Noon
College Hall 101
A special lecture concentrating on his book "In the Courts of the Conqueror", with particular emphasis on critical race theory and law. This lecture is sponsored by the Pre-Law Center at UT Arlington.
Walter Echo-Hawk is part of “A Festival of Ideas” Global Research Institute and sponsored by The College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Office. Additional sponsors include the Native American Student Association, the Honors College and the English Department.
Walter Echo-Hawk Event Page - https://www.facebook.com/events/760550150654660/
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The 2014 Pow wow
Thanks to Professor Darryl Lauster for filming and editing our pow wow video from last year. Check it out now: http://vimeo.com/73709138
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House Bill 174 Passes Texas Legislature
On April 25, 2013, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 174 which establishes an American Indian Heritage Day on the last Friday of September.
UT Arlington alumna and honorary NASA member Peggy Larney shepherded this bill from its infancy. Much of this bill was written on the UT Arlington campus.
The full story can be read here.