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    Committee backs EchoHawk for Indian Affairs job
    by Skabewis
    Boise, Idaho (AP)

    A U.S. Senate Committee has given the nod to making Larry EchoHawk the next head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

    EchoHawk, a former Idaho Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate, was nominated to be the next Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs...
    05-21-2009, 03:36 PM
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    Ex-Idaho AG EchoHawk sworn in at Indian Affairs
    by Skabewis
    Washington, D.C. (AP)

    Former Idaho Attorney General Larry EchoHawk has been sworn in as head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

    EchoHawk is a 60-year-old law professor at Brigham Young University and member of the Pawnee tribe. He was sworn in as assistant interior secretary...
    06-01-2009, 03:12 PM
  • Skabewis
    Indian Affairs secretary Carl Artman quits
    by Skabewis
    Washington, D.C. (AP)

    Carl J. Artman is leaving his post as assistant secretary for Indian Affairs during May the Interior Department says.

    Artman, a member of the Oneida tribe of Wisconsin, was confirmed to the post by the Senate in March of last year. Before that, he...
    05-02-2008, 02:11 PM
  • Skabewis
    Chile: Indians reject an Indian Affairs Ministry
    by Skabewis
    By Eva Vergara
    Santiago, Chile, (AP)

    President Michelle Bachelet proposed during late September to create a Ministry for Indigenous Affairs to place more weight on policies affecting Chile’s Indian communities, many of which are mired in poverty and demanding political autonomy....
    10-09-2009, 03:00 PM
  • Skabewis
    Paraguay’s Indian cabinet member dismissed
    by Skabewis
    Asuncioin, Paraguay (AP)

    The Paraguayan president has dismissed the minister of Indian affairs, the first Indigenous person to hold the post.

    President Fernando Lugo has removed Margarita Mbywangi four months after his groundbreaking appointment.

    12-29-2008, 11:14 AM



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