20th Annual Powwow Update — Your Help is Needed!!!
Our original date was cancelled due to ice. This is the first time in 20 years we had to cancel our powwow. We lost over $500 in food (donated to local food bank), printing and other costs. The powwow is also our biggest fundraiser. Without the powwow, NASA could not be able to award our scholarships or have Nationally recognized speakers such as civil rights attorney Walter Echo-Hawk or Native Advocacy group The 1491s.
Since this is our 20th powwow, we HAD to reschedule. It is now slated for June 7th. However, we NEED your help to recoup our lost costs. Please go here and donate today!
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
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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.