In The Loop: BIA cuts down contingent for 'pricey' consultation

"Loop Fans, sweltering here in this nasty heat wave, may recall Friday’s item about an excellent gathering in early August in lovely Bar Harbor, Maine of the Interior Department’s Bureau of Indian Affairs Tribal/Interior Budget Council.

About 20 headquarters employees were expected to go to the quarterly budget meeting, with most staying at the Bar Harbor Regency, right on the water and close to the entrance to Acadia National Park. (Temps that week most likely in the high 70s/low 80s. Cool evenings.)

Alas, by Friday afternoon, Paul Tsosie, chief of staff to assistant secretary for Indian Affairs Larry Echo Hawk, cut more than half the Washington contingent plus 11 regional directors — at least 21 people."

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In The Loop: Heat shrinks Indian Affairs trip to Maine (The Washington Post 7/21)

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