Texas's longest-running Native Student college group

Past Pow wows

Saturday, March 4th, 2017, 10am–10pm – 22nd Annual UT Arlington Benefit Powwow, Bluebonnet Ballroom. For most updated information, please visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UTA.powwow/?ref=hl

Saturday, Feb 22nd, 2014, 10am–10pm – 19th Annual UT Arlington Benefit Powwow, Bluebonnet Ballroom.

The Shorthorn, the student newspaper of UT Arlington, has posted a SoundSlide show of the 14th annual Pow-wow on TheShorthorn.com. Adobe Flash is required to watch the show.

Thanks to Professor Darryl Lauster for filming and editing our powwow video from 2014. Check it out now: http://vimeo.com/73709138

Have a look at the 2nd annual pow wow flyer from 1996 (in PDF).

Past Events

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”.

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.

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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April 29th, 2014 – Screening of the film Miss Navajo.

April 17th and 18th, 2014 – Frontier Odyssey: The Lives and Legacy of Cynthia and Quanah Parker. Event is co-sponsored by the Center for Southwestern Studies. Visit http://www.uta.edu/southwesternstudies/events.html for more information.

NASA was one of only eight American Indian student organizations featured in AISES Winds of Change magazine, 12th Annual College Guide for American Indians. The article closed on a very positive note: "at UT, Native students know they are supported and encouraged every step of the way in their journey through higher education". The praise, recognition and support of AISES is much appreciated.

The Shorthorn, the student newspaper of UT Arlington, had an article about the This Is Not A Costume event on November 14, 2007. You can view the article along with a video clip here. The video clip is also available on YouTube.Com

Here are images from our past events and pow wows.


For all inquiries, including media, please email us at powwow@uta.edu