When the Native American Law Section Conference comes to the Texas Law Center in Austin, it’s a celebration. On January 19 the Chickasaw Nation Stomp Dance Troupe performed a friendship song and a stomp dance to the large crowd gathered in the lobby. Myomay, a bateleur eagle from Tanzania, wowed the group as well. The 10-year-old bird survives on a diet of rabbit and quail and calls Sia, the Comanche Nation Ethno-Ornithological Initiative in Oklahoma, home.

Special recognition was also given to the founders and leaders of the State Bar of Texas Native American Law Section, whose members advocate the common professional interests of Native American lawyers and those with an interest in Native American law in the state.