Thursday, August 31, 2006

NARF Executive Director John E. Echohawk recognized for asserting and defending the rights of Indian tribes, in Human Rights Magazine:

The Spring 2006 issue of Human Rights Magazine, by the American Bar Association (ABA), focuses on "Aboriginal Occupiers of the Soil" and calls attention to the efforts of NARF Executive Director John E. Echohawk.

Echohawk, a Pawnee, was the first graduate of the University of New Mexico's special program to train Indian lawyers, and has been with NARF since its inception, having served continuously as Executive Director since 1977. He has been recognized as one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America by the National Law Journal since 1988 and has received numerous service awards and other recognition for his leadership in the Indian law field.

The article, titled "Human Rights Hero: John Echohawk," is available online at the web site of the ABA Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities.