Walter R. Echo-Hawk II, former NARF staff attorney, was selected by the Federal Bar Association to receive the Sarah T. Hughes Civil Rights Award. The award - one of the major awards by the FBA - honors a person that has promoted civil and human rights and who exemplifies Judge Hughes' spirit of devoted service and leadership in the cause of equality.
The award recognizes Walter's lifetime of service, including his more than 35 years service as a lawyer for the Native American Rights Fund and his myriad civic, legislative, professional and other contributions. In addition to his active writing, Walter is also currently a member of the Carter Center's International Human Rights Council and serves as Chairman of the Board for the Native Arts & Cultures Foundation, a new foundation dedicated to tribal philanthropy to preserve Indian art and culture. Walter is currently an attorney at Crowe & Dunlevy.
NARF congratulates Walter R. Echo-Hawk II, on this well-deserved recognition of his accomplishments and service.