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Larry EchoHawk won't comment on BIA nod
Friday, January 30, 2009
Filed Under: Politics

Indian Country is abuzz with talk about the new head for the Bureau of Indian Affairs but the man at the center of the speculation isn't commenting.

Larry EchoHawk, a lawyer from the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, has been selected by President Barack Obama to lead the agency, according to tribal leaders and key members of Congress. But in an e-mail to Indian Country Today he said he couldn't comment on the potential nomination.

EchoHawk's brother, John, served on Obama's transition team at the Interior Department.

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