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Talk and Book Signing with Walter Echo-Hawk
In The Light Of Justice: The Rise of Human Rights in Native America & the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
August 14, 2013 12:00 pm through 1:00 pm
‘In The Light Of Justice: The Rise of Human Rights in Native America & the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples" Talk and Book signing with Walter Echo-Hawk. In the MIAC Theater, seating is limited, followed by book signing in the MIAC shop. Free.
This book examines the proposition that Native American rights are inalienable human rights. It urges Indian Country to stride toward the human rights framework created by the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples ("UNDRIP"). Relying on atonement and forgiveness traditions, it asks the United States to heal wounds of the past and create a more just society by implementing the UNDRIP.
Walter Echo-Hawk (Pawnee) is a well known and deeply respected speaker, author, and attorney. Throughout his distinguished legal career, he has worked to protect the legal, political, property, cultural, and human rights of Indian tribes and Native peoples. An articulate and versed indigenous rights activist, Echo-Hawk delivers keynote speeches and lectures on a wide variety of indigenous topics, involving Native arts and cultures, indigenous history, federal Indian law, religious freedom, environmental protection, Native American cosmology, and human rights.