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Quinault Nation calls for tribal inclusion in Donald Trump's transition team
National | Politics

Quinault Nation calls for tribal inclusion in Donald Trump's transition team (November 9, 2016)

President Fawn Sharp acknowledged that Republican Donald Trump's victory on Election Day came as a 'surprise' but vowed to move forward.

Appeals court hears lawsuit over death in stolen artifact case
Environment | Law

Appeals court hears lawsuit over death in stolen artifact case (September 21, 2016)

A non-Indian man was never brought to justice for stealing tribal property but his family has kept the dispute alive for years.

9th Circuit hears arguments in Timbisha Shoshone Tribe dispute
Law | Politics

9th Circuit hears arguments in Timbisha Shoshone Tribe dispute (January 5, 2016)

Several former leaders of the tribe have accused the Bureau of Indian Affairs of repeatedly interfering with their self-governance.

Kevin Washburn announces departure from Bureau of Indian Affairs post
National | Politics

Kevin Washburn announces departure from Bureau of Indian Affairs post (December 10, 2015)

As expected, the Chickasaw Nation citizen will return to University of New Mexico School of Law, where he previously served as dean.

BIA adopts new policy regarding federal recognition process
Law | National | Federal Recognition

BIA adopts new policy regarding federal recognition process (June 30, 2015)

All groups seeking recognition, clarification or affirmation of their status must follow the same rules.

Recently recognized Tejon Tribe to close enrollment next month
National | Federal Recognition

Recently recognized Tejon Tribe to close enrollment next month (August 22, 2014)

Membership is based on a roll from December 1915, according to a legal notice that was published in The Los Angeles Times.

Larry EchoHawk moves to  Philippines for  Mormon church job
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Larry EchoHawk moves to Philippines for Mormon church job (August 5, 2013)

Larry Echo Hawk, the former head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, has moved to the Philippines.

Rep. Hastings asks DOI for answers about Jeanette Hanna
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Rep. Hastings asks DOI for answers about Jeanette Hanna (May 17, 2013)

Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Washington), the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, is pressing the Obama administration for answers about Jeanette Hanna, a Bureau of Indian Affairs employee who has...

In The Loop: Jeanette Hanna overspent on detail to BIA in DC
National | Politics

In The Loop: Jeanette Hanna overspent on detail to BIA in DC (May 9, 2013)

In The Loop on the saga of Jeanette Hanna, who spent 775 days on detail to the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C., before being given a permanent job...

DOI backs Larry Echo Hawk's decision to   recognize  Tejon Tribe
National | Federal Recognition

DOI backs Larry Echo Hawk's decision to recognize Tejon Tribe (May 2, 2013)

The Interior Department is standing by a decision to place the Tejon Tribe of California back on the list of federally recognized entities. Citing a past mistake, former Assistant Secretary...

Echo Hawk removed official who investigated Jeanette Hanna
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Echo Hawk removed official who investigated Jeanette Hanna (May 1, 2013)

Former Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk removed the director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs from his post after he initiated an investigation into Jeanette Hanna, the employee said today....

Echo Hawk kept BIA regional director  on overextended detail
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Echo Hawk kept BIA regional director on overextended detail (May 1, 2013)

Former Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk allowed a Bureau of Indian Affairs official who was being investigated to spend more than two years on detail in Washington, D.C., the Office...

OIG report slams Larry Echo Hawk for handling of Tejon case
National | Federal Recognition

OIG report slams Larry Echo Hawk for handling of Tejon case (May 1, 2013)

Former Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk put the Tejon Tribe of California back on the list of federally recognized entities without following any sort of "discernible process", the Office of...

Inspector General Reports:  Larry Echo Hawk, Jeanette Hanna
National | Politics | Federal Recognition

Inspector General Reports: Larry Echo Hawk, Jeanette Hanna (April 30, 2013)

The Office of Inspector General at the Interior Department today released its investigation into a decision by former Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk to place the Tejon Tribe of California...

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar bidding farewell after four years
National | Politics

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar bidding farewell after four years (April 5, 2013)

[YouTube: Final Webchat with Secretary Ken Salazar] After more than four years on the job, Ken Salazar is getting ready to step down as the Secretary of the Interior...

Secretary Salazar won't testify for federal recognition hearing
Federal Recognition

Secretary Salazar won't testify for federal recognition hearing (June 26, 2012)

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has declined an invitation to testify before the House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs. The subcommittee is holding a hearing this Wednesday on federal...

Report: BIA wasted nearly $1M on law enforcement recruiting
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Report: BIA wasted nearly $1M on law enforcement recruiting (May 15, 2012)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs wasted nearly $1 million on a contract for law enforcement recruiting, the the Inspector General at the Interior Department said in a new report. In...

More changes in Obama's Indian team as Echo Hawk exits
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More changes in Obama's Indian team as Echo Hawk exits (April 26, 2012)

After three years of relative stability, the Obama administration's Indian team is due for change as the 2012 election approaches. Larry Echo Hawk, a member of the Pawnee Nation of...

Tim Giago: Rocky history of Natives and the Mormon Church
Opinion

Tim Giago: Rocky history of Natives and the Mormon Church (April 23, 2012)

Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) ©Unitysodak1@knology.net Larry Echo Hawk is leaving his position as Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs after he was named...

In the Loop: Echo Hawk gives new job to Jeanette Hanna
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In the Loop: Echo Hawk gives new job to Jeanette Hanna (April 13, 2012)

"More shuffling—and questions—at the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The bureau’s leader, Larry Echo Hawk, announced last month that he’s leaving for a leadership spot in the Mormon church. On his...

Echo Hawk leaves BIA to be sole Indian in Mormon leadership
National | Politics

Echo Hawk leaves BIA to be sole Indian in Mormon leadership (April 11, 2012)

Larry Echo Hawk is leaving the Bureau of Indian Affairs for a leadership position within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Echo Hawk, 63, a member of the...

Opinion: 'No coincidence' in Echo Hawk's Mormon position
Opinion

Opinion: 'No coincidence' in Echo Hawk's Mormon position (April 11, 2012)

"Idahoans of all persuasions, political as well as religious, should congratulate their former attorney general on his call to serve as a general authority and a member of the LDS...

Del Laverdure, Crow, to serve as acting assistant secretary
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Del Laverdure, Crow, to serve as acting assistant secretary (April 9, 2012)

Del Laverdure, a member of the Crow Tribe of of Montana, will serve as acting Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, the Obama administration announced today. Laverdure has served as...

Echo Hawk creates new post for director under investigation
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Echo Hawk creates new post for director under investigation (April 3, 2012)

Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk said he has created a new job for Jeanette Hanna despite acknowledging she was under investigation as regional director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs...

NCAI thanks Larry Echo Hawk for 'new standard' of leadership
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NCAI thanks Larry Echo Hawk for 'new standard' of leadership (April 2, 2012)

The National Congress of American Indians said tribal leaders will miss Larry Echo Hawk, who is resigning from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Echo Hawk, a member of the Pawnee...

BIA lists job opening for Eastern Oklahoma's regional director
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BIA lists job opening for Eastern Oklahoma's regional director (April 2, 2012)

After more than two years of a vacancy, the Bureau of Indian Affairs is finally looking for someone to serve as director of the agency's regional office in Eastern Oklahoma....

Secretary Salazar statement on Larry Echo Hawk
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Secretary Salazar statement on Larry Echo Hawk (March 31, 2012)

Statement of Secretary Salazar: $p “Having known and worked with Larry for many years, I congratulate and support him as he embarks on this next leg of his journey within...

In the Loop: BIA's regional director goes missing in action
Politics

In the Loop: BIA's regional director goes missing in action (March 28, 2012)

"Nature might abhor a vacuum, but so do many at the Bureau of Indian Affairs. There’s griping that the bureau’s eastern Oklahoma office has been leaderless for more than two...

BIA regional office goes without director for over two years
National | Politics

BIA regional office goes without director for over two years (March 22, 2012)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs regional office in Eastern Oklahoma has gone without a director for more than two years. Jeanette Hanna, a member of the Seminole Nation, retains the...

Echo Hawk points to big increase   in land-into-trust approval
National | Trust

Echo Hawk points to big increase in land-into-trust approval (March 8, 2012)

The Obama administration has put the land-into-trust process back on track, Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk told the National Congress of American Indians on Wednesday. The process ground to a...

Larry Echo Hawk: How being a Mormon helped me   succeed
Opinion

Larry Echo Hawk: How being a Mormon helped me succeed (February 7, 2012)

"I had not been a good student through junior high and high school. I struggled because my mind was not focused on school. I loved sports but not academics. The...

BIA  puts  hold on removal of  dozens from San Pasqual Band
Law

BIA puts hold on removal of dozens from San Pasqual Band (January 18, 2012)

A year after taking action, Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk has put a hold on the removal of dozens of people from the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians of...

Tejon Indian Tribe  to start preparing for future as newest tribe
Federal Recognition

Tejon Indian Tribe to start preparing for future as newest tribe (January 4, 2012)

Leaders of the newest federally recognized tribe will be meeting soon to prepare a plan for their future. Vice chairman Jim Appodaca of the Tejon Indian Tribe of California said...

BIA places   Tejon Indian Tribe    back on   list of  recognized tribes
Federal Recognition

BIA places Tejon Indian Tribe back on list of recognized tribes (January 3, 2012)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has placed the Tejon Indian Tribe of California back on the list of federally recognized tribes. Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk said the tribe was...

BIA promises 'enforceable' deadlines for leases on trust lands
National | Trust

BIA promises 'enforceable' deadlines for leases on trust lands (November 29, 2011)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs will move quicker on leases for trust lands under new regulations that the Obama administration proposed on Monday. The proposed rule imposes a 30-day timeline...

Lawmakers ask BIA to investigate Indian child welfare cases
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Lawmakers ask BIA to investigate Indian child welfare cases (November 2, 2011)

Two House Democrats are asking the Obama administration to determine whether the state of South Dakota has violated the Indian Child Welfare Act Rep. Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts), the ranking member...

BIA welcomes resolution of Cherokee Nation chief election
Law | National | Politics

BIA welcomes resolution of Cherokee Nation chief election (October 21, 2011)

The Obama administration congratulated Bill John Baker for winning election as principal chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. The Bureau of Indian Affairs threatened to ignore the results of...

Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk statement on the passing of Elouise Cobell
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Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk statement on the passing of Elouise Cobell (October 17, 2011)

The following is a statement from Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk, the leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Indian Country, as well as the entire nation, has lost a...

Senate Indian Affairs Committee addresses land-into-trust fix
Law | Politics | Trust

Senate Indian Affairs Committee addresses land-into-trust fix (October 14, 2011)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing on Thursday to discuss the effects of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar. The committee already passed S.676, a...

Audio: SCIA hearing on crisis created by land-into-trust ruling
Law | Politics | Trust

Audio: SCIA hearing on crisis created by land-into-trust ruling (October 13, 2011)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing this afternoon to discuss the effects of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar. The Obama administration supports a "clean"...

Acting Cherokee Nation leader vows to protect tribe's interests
Law | National | Politics

Acting Cherokee Nation leader vows to protect tribe's interests (September 14, 2011)

The acting leader of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma says the tribe won't be "governed" by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Acting chief Joe Crittenden struck back at the Obama...

BIA warns Cherokee Nation about disenrollment of Freedmen
Law | Politics

BIA warns Cherokee Nation about disenrollment of Freedmen (September 13, 2011)

The Obama administration is warning the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma that excluding the Freedmen violates an 1866 treaty. Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk said the Bureau of Indian Affairs never...

Echo Hawk refuses to meet with Indian protesters at forum
National

Echo Hawk refuses to meet with Indian protesters at forum (June 3, 2011)

Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk refused to meet with a group of Indian protesters in California. Echo Hawk attended the Native Leadership Forum, which was held on the reservation of...

Echo Hawk addresses   concerns with   Blackfeet Nation leaders
National

Echo Hawk addresses concerns with Blackfeet Nation leaders (April 8, 2011)

Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk met with leaders of the Blackfeet Nation in Montana on Wednesday. Echo Hawk discussed budget, law enforcement, land, energy and other concerns, The Great Falls...

Echo Hawk delivers keynote at  child abuse prevention meeting
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Echo Hawk delivers keynote at child abuse prevention meeting (April 6, 2011)

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...

Echo Hawk 'strongly supports'   fix to land-into-trust decision
Law | Politics | Trust

Echo Hawk 'strongly supports' fix to land-into-trust decision (March 31, 2011)

The Obama administration "strongly supports" a fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar, Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk said on Wednesday. Testifying on Capitol Hill, Echo...

Lawmakers question   Obama's cut to  BIA loan guarantee program
Business | Politics

Lawmakers question Obama's cut to BIA loan guarantee program (March 9, 2011)

Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk defended the Obama administration's proposed cut to a loan guarantee program at the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Testifying before the new House Subcommittee on...

Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs
Politics

Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs (March 8, 2011)

The new Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs met today for its first hearing of the 112th Congress. Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), the chairman of the subcommittee, called the...

Echo Hawk urges  Crow Tribe to approve water rights settlement
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Echo Hawk urges Crow Tribe to approve water rights settlement (March 4, 2011)

Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk urged members of the Crow Tribe of Montana to approve a water rights settlement that was signed into law by President Barack Obama last...

Interview with Rep. Young about Cabinet spot  for Indian Affairs
Politics

Interview with Rep. Young about Cabinet spot for Indian Affairs (February 24, 2011)

"Indian Country Today Media Network: What excites you about your new role as leader of the House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs? Don Young: I’m excited because we...

Echo Hawk  decision allows ouster of dozens from San Pasqual Band
Law | National

Echo Hawk decision allows ouster of dozens from San Pasqual Band (February 1, 2011)

Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk has issued a decision in a membership dispute within the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians of California. Echo Hawk ruled that descendants of Marcus...

Suzanne Jasper: Same old language from the Obama administration
Opinion

Suzanne Jasper: Same old language from the Obama administration (January 3, 2011)

"Recently the human rights record of the United States was the subject of a global review at the United Nations. The Universal Periodic Review takes place for all member states...