Pawnee attorney John Echohawk is among those who initiated and nurtured the most important Indian law cases in modern history. Name a momentous case—the Boldt Decision, Cobell v. Salazar, Oliphant v. Suquamish Indian Tribe—and Echohawk played a major role in advocating for strong, fact-based representation, forever changing the legal landscape for Native Americans. It’s a role he continues as the executive director of the Native American Rights Fund, a group he co-founded.
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