Indian Law in the 21st Century: Worcester Sovereignty Project

Event Details

Date: September 07, 2014

Time: 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm

Location: Helmerich Center, Susan B. and Robert W. Jackson Seminar Room

Cost: $0.00

Contact: Gilcrease Museum 918-596-2700

Description

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration

Walter R. Echo-Hawk Jr. is a lawyer, tribal judge, scholar and activist, whose legal experience includes cases on Native American religious freedom, prisoner rights, water rights, treaty rights, and reburial/repatriation rights. Echo-Hawk has worked as a lawyer for the Native American Rights Fund for more than 35 years. He was instrumental in securing passage of two federal laws that respect Indian and religious freedoms and also the repatriation of Native American remains to Indian tribes. He will discuss his work with The University of Tulsa College of Law's Worcester Sovereignty Project (WSP), designed to protect and advance tribal sovereignty.

Free and open to the public.