September 16, 2011 –
The 2011 Native Nations Law Symposium was held today on the Iowa Reservation. Walter Echo-Hawk, left, was the featured speaker and is seen with Carrie O’Toole, Tribal Council member. Echo-Hawk is a Pawnee and has written a book called In the Courts of the Conquerer: The 10 Worst Indian Law Cases Ever Decided.
Burton Warrington, President and CEO of Prairie Band LLC, spoke about Land Into Trust and his work as a former Policy Advisor to Assistant Secretary Larry Echo-Hawk in the Department of the Interior.
Tribal attorney Vivien Olsen, left, was a moderator for a session on the Indian Child Welfare Act, and was photographed with Ed Collazo, an attorney who also works for the PBPN Judicial Court and attended the symposium today.
Interim District Judge Theresa Barr, center, with Walter Echo-Hawk, left, and Chris Howell, Executive Director for the Kansas Native American Affairs Office.