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Walter Echo-Hawk


Walter is a senior staff attorney in the Boulder office of the Native American Rights Fund. A lawyer, tribal judge, scholar and activist, his legal experience includes cases involving Native American religious freedom, prisoner rights, water rights, treaty rights, and reburial/repatriation rights. He is admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court, Colorado Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits, and a host of federal District Courts.

Walter is a member of the Pawnee Nation, belonging to the Kitkahaki Band, born on the Pawnee reservation in Oklahoma. He received a political science degree from Oklahoma State University (1970) and law degree from the University of New Mexico (1973).

Awards and Honors

American Bar Association “Spirit of Excellence Award” , “Civil Liberties Award” from the ACLU of Oregon


Books by Walter Echo-Hawk:

Battlefields and burial grounds : the Indian struggle to protect ancestral graves in the United States
Minneapolis : Lerner Publications Co., 1994.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0822526638

Sacred Sites and Repatriation
Chelsea House, 2005.
Genre: Nonfiction
Language: English
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0-7910-7969-4

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