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An Evening with Walter Echo-Hawk
Friday, May 4, 2012 - 7:00pm to Friday, May 4, 2012 - 9:00pm

“Indigenous rights are never freely given—they must be demanded, wrested away, then vigilantly protected. That is the essence of freedom.” —Walter Echo-Hawk

The Native American Student and Community Center invites you to an evening with special guest

Walter Echo-Hawk

In his most recent book In the Courts of the Conqueror: The 10 Worst Indian Law Cases Ever Decided Echo-Hawk reveals how American law was used to destroy Native American culture.

Friday, May 4, 2012

7:00 p.m. Refreshments

7:30 p.m. Keynote address

Portland State University

Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom

1825 SW Broadway


Free & open to the public 

Reserve tickets today!

Portland State University is celebrating the Native American Student and Community Center’s tenth anniversary with a series of events throughout the year. After a decade of planning with community collaborators, PSU broke ground on the Native Center in April 2002 and opened its doors October 2003. The Center serves as a cultural home to indigenous PSU students and provides the greater community with opportunities for shared learning and understanding.

Tenth anniversary events honoring indigenous student success include:

May 4, 2012
An evening with Walter Echo-Hawk

October 7, 2012
Inaugural scholarship reception and silent auction

October 24, 2013
Community celebration

 Walter Echo-Hawk 

Walter R. Echo-Hawk (Pawnee) is counsel to the Crowe and Dunlevy law firm of Oklahoma. As a staff attorney for the Native American Rights Fund for thirty-five years, he represented tribes and Native Americans on significant legal issues during the modern era of federal Indian law.

In his recent book In the Courts of the Conqueror: The 10 Worst Indian Law Cases Ever Decided, Walter Echo-Hawk analyzes ten cases that embody or expose the roots of injustice and highlight the use of nefarious legal doctrines. He delves into the dark side of the courts, calling for a paradigm shift in American legal thinking. Each case study includes historical, contemporary, and political context from a Native American perspective, and the case’s legacy on Native America. 

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