Post by Diane Merkel on Jul 8, 2011 23:46:25 GMT -5
A friend from Boulder, Colorado, sent me this:
David Getches of Boulder, one of the founders of the Native American Rights Fund and well, well regarded by just about everyone, died in Boulder Tuesday after a short bout with pancreatic cancer. He was my neighbor for a few years and remained an acquaintance. He was THE expert on Indian Law, a field he essentially created. He was Dean of the CU [University of Colorado] Law school till last week.
Post by Diane Merkel on Aug 7, 2011 13:23:22 GMT -5
More on David Getches:
David Getches, 68, a leading American Indian rights lawyer, legal scholar, and founding Executive Director of the Native American Rights Fund (NARF), passed away at his home on Tuesday July 5, 2011 from pancreatic cancer. The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) has posthumously awarded the NCAI Lifetime Achievement Award to Mr. Getches; one of the highest honors given by the nation's oldest, largest, and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization.
"David Getches forged a revolution in federal Indian law that led to a new respect for the rights of Indian tribes in courthouses throughout the nation," said Jefferson Keel, President of NCAI. "He was an exceptional man. Across Indian Country, Mr. Getches will be remembered as a great friend and brother to Native people. NCAI extends our condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues for this profound loss."
Full article: [a href="http://www.ncai.org/News-View.19.0.html?&no_cache=1&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=786&tx_ttnews[backPid]=9&cHash=7ea9ebd5cf"]http://www.ncai.org/News-View.19.0.html?&no_cache=1&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=786&tx_ttnews[backPid]=9&cHash=7ea9ebd5cf[/a]