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Echo Hawk delivers keynote at child abuse prevention meeting

Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk delivered the keynote at a child abuse prevention conference in Montana on Monday.

Echo Hawk said the Bureau of Indian Affairs is working to improve public safety on reservations. He said the Tribal Law and Order Act, which was signed into law by President Barack Obama, will make "Indian Country a safer place to live and raise a family.”

“The haunting chapters of the past can never be erased,” Echo Hawk said, The Billings Gazette reported. “But we can and we must write new chapters worthy of a nation that aspires to be a shining example to the rest of the world.”

The BIA and the Rocky Mountain Region Child Protection Team are sponsoring the conference, Working Together - Building Partnerships for Indian Children.

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EchoHawk speaks at child abuse prevention conference (The Billings Gazette 4/6)