Crystal Echo Hawk
Crystal Echo Hawk, a member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma. As President and CEO of Echo Hawk Consulting she advises tribal entities, community groups and philanthropy on grantmaking, program development, research, communications, strategic partnerships and policy change strategies. Echo Hawk Consulting is co-leading an unprecedented national initiative, Reclaiming Native Truth: A Project to Dispel America’s Myths and Misconceptions. The project developed public opinion research and a national strategy to tackle misconceptions, stereotypes, and the invisibility and false narratives about Native Peoples within mainstream media, government and American society.
Presentations from Facing Race 2018
Water Warriors is a story of a community’s resistance against the oil and natural gas industry. When an energy company began searching for natural gas in New Brunswick, Canada, indigenous and white families united to drive out the company in a campaign to protect their water and way of life.Michael Premo, Judith LeBlanc, Crystal Echo Hawk
Data on current attitudes towards Native communities is almost non-existent. Reclaiming Native Truth was a two year project that collected data, expert insights, and created a collaborative space which engaged grassroots, tribal and community leaders about what people think about Native communities and issues. Changing public perceptions is fundamental to creating a new narrative to advance social and policy change for racial justice and the achievement of tribal sovereignty. The workshop will examine the results of the report and explore the impact on building the racial justice movement with strong ties to Native Nations and communities..Speakers: Crystal Echo Hawk, Judith LeBlanc