John Echohawk

2022 – Law

John Echohawk, Pawnee, is the executive director of the Native American Rights Fund (NARF). He was the first graduate of the University of New Mexico’s seminal program to produce Native lawyers, and a founding member of the American Indian Law Students Association. John has been with NARF since its inception in 1970, having served continuously as executive director for 45 years. He has been recognized as one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America by the National Law Journal and received numerous service awards and recognition for his leadership in the field of Indian Law.