Walter Echo-Hawk is a Native American attorney, tribal judge, author, activist, and law professor. He represents Indian tribes on important legal issues, such as treaty rights, water rights, religious freedom, prisoner rights, and repatriation rights. His career spans the pivotal years when Indian tribes reclaimed their land, sovereignty, and pride in a stride toward freedom. As a Native American rights attorney since 1973, Echo-Hawk was instrumental in the passage of landmark laws—such as, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (1990) and the American Indian Religious Freedom Act Amendments (1994). He is also the author of In the Courts of the Conqueror: The 10 Worst Indian Law Cases Ever Decided (2010).
Presented in partnership with the Center for Great Plains Studies
Keynote: James June – Humor and Healing
10:15: Student Engagement Activity Encourage individual participation on one to one device/computer for the best experience
10:45 Breakout Session 1: Expand Your Career Knowledge
11:45 Lunch break w/virtual Trivia: Prize drawings for participants
12:30 Session 2: Culture Is Strength
1:45 PM Youth Engagement Activity/Escape Room
2:00 PM Closing Session: Summer Program announcements, Youth Advisory Council opportunity
2:05-2:30 Closing Keynote/Prayer/Adjourn
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Genoa U.S. Indian School 32nd Recognition and Remembrance Day
Saturday, August 13th 2022 10AM-4PM
All Day Events:
Research Center Open- St Rose of Lima Community Center
Native American Jewelry and Crafts- –Tables free to Native Crafters, call (308) 991-5360 to reserve
Tours of the Interpretive Center (over 40 Native Nation Flags)
History Stations: Oral Histories, Durham Photographs, Barn Photograph Display and Documentary:
“Stolen Spirits” American Indian Boarding Schools: A Small US Town Digs for the Truth.
Genoa Historical Museum (downtown) open 1-4 PM, Features Pawnee and Mormon Items
Schedule of Events at St Rose Community Center
10:00 AM: Welcome, Overview of Day’s Activities and Press information: Michelle Tiedje & Nickie Drozd
10:30 AM: Presentation: Honoring an Ottawa: Simon Redbird (Former GIS Teacher): Nickie Drozd
11:00 AM: Memorial Program Presentation: Nancy Carlson
11:15 AM: Scholarship Presentation: Nancy Carlson
11:30 AM: Native American Tacos: Made by Jan Ellston and served by Twin River FBLA.
Free for Honored Guests, $8.50 for others.
12:45 PM: Presentation: GIS Foundation 2022 Updates: Michelle Tiedje
1:00 PM: Presentation: GIS Cemetery Search: Dave Williams, State Archeologist and
Judi gaiashkibos, Executive Director of the Nebraska Commission of Indian Affairs.
1:30 PM: Presentation: Genoa Indian School Digital Reconciliation Project Update:
Co-Directors Margaret Jacobs and Susana D. Grajales Geliga and Project Specialist Nicole Gray
2:00 PM: Presentation: Straddling Worlds: Negotiating Indian Education:
Nancy Gillis, Independent Scholar Humanities Nebraska
3:00 PM: Listening and Sharing: Sharing memories/stories about GIS and family members who attended
3:45 PM: Free Ice Cream Social
For Information Call: (402) 993-6036 or (402) 993-6055
Sponsored by: GIS Foundation, Humanities Nebraska & The Nebraska Cultural Endowment