Secretary Salazar statement on Larry Echo Hawk

Statement of Secretary Salazar:

“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 the Church of Latter-day Saints,” said Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar.  “I will work closely with Larry to ensure there is a smooth transition when he moves on to this new opportunity, so that we may carry forward the extraordinary progress we have made toward fulfilling President Obama’s vision for empowering Indian nations.  With Larry Echo Hawk’s leadership, we have opened a new chapter in our nation to nation relationships with American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments, accelerated the restoration of tribal homelands, improved safety in tribal communities, resolved century-old water disputes, invested in education, and reached many more milestones that are helping Indian nations pursue the future of their choosing.”

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