“Let me be a free man — free to travel, free to work, free to follow the religion of my forefathers,
and I will obey every law or submit to the penalty.”
— Chief Joseph, Nez Perce
Walter R. Echo-Hawk, author and attorney for the Native American Rights Fund for more than thirty-five years, explores the steps to take in order to provide a more just society in his new book In the Light of Justice: The Rise of Human Rights in Native America and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The book focuses the new era of Indian law and policy ushered in by the United Nation’s approval in 2007 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and its 2010 endorsement by the United States. Find the book on the Law Library Balcony KF8205 .E295 2013.