Wednesday, December 2, 2009

John Echohawk honored with Mary G. Ross Award


John E. Echohawk was honored with the Mary G. Ross Award from the Council of Energy Resources Tribes at the American Spirit Award Dinner on November 4th in Tulsa, OK. John was flattered to be acknowledged for his 40 years of dedication to asserting and defending the rights of Indian tribes, organizations and individuals nationwide.


The Mary G. Ross Award, named for the Cherokee woman who became the first Indian and the first woman engineer at Lockheed, is presented to an American of indigenous heritage who has brought notable attention to the contributions by American Indians to the development of American society, and whose life reflects credibility upon and brings honor to all Americans.

John Echohawk was unable to attend the event because of the National Tribal Leaders Summit with the Obama Administration on November 5th, to see his acceptance speech click here.