Issues Affecting American Indians in Tennessee
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  • Michael Lynch, West Tennessee (2008-12)
         member, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
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         descendant, Cherokee
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  • Brent A. Cox (2008-2012)
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    Issues Affecting American Indians in Tennessee


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    Larry EchoHawk up for assistant secretary job of th B.I.A.

    http://www.indianz.com/News/2009/012777.asp
    http://www.indianz.com/News/2009/012777.asp

    Larry EchoHawk up for assistant secretary job of th B.I.A.
    Friday, January 23, 2009

    Larry EchoHawk, a member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, is being considered for the assistant secretary for Indian affairs post under President Barack Obama.

    In 1991, EchoHawk became the first Native American elected to a statewide office. He served as attorney general of Idaho for four years.

    EchoHawk currently serves as a law professor at the Brigham Young University and is of counsel to the EchoHawk Law Offices in Idaho.

    If nominated by Obama and confirmed by the Senate, EchoHawk would oversee the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_EchoHawk
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_EchoHawk

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    more at the link above

    Obama's potential BIA nominee draws fire over gaming

    http://www.indianz.com/News/2009/012808.asp
    http://www.indianz.com/News/2009/012808.asp

    Obama's potential BIA nominee draws fire over gaming
    Monday, January 26, 2009
    Filed Under: Politics

    President Barack Obama has yet to announce his nominee for the Bureau of Indian Affairs but a potential pick is already generating some fire.

    Larry EchoHawk, a member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, is a familiar name in Indian Country. After two terms in the Idaho Legislature, where he worked on tribal issues, he became the first Native American elected to a statewide office when he was attorney general of Idaho from 1991 to 1995.

    The EchoHawk family is known for their Indian advocacy too. Larry's brother, John, serves as executive director of the Native American Rights Fund, where a cousin, Walter, also works. Along with his two of sons, Larry EchoHawk runs a law firm in Idaho that specializes in tribal representation.

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    more at the link above

    Re: Obama's potential BIA nominee draws fire over gaming

    I think a lot of people are ambivalent over the Echohawk nomination. Many think there would be better candidates out there in Indian country.

    Re: better candidates out there

    eh, there are always those who say there are "better candidates out there" ... but until everyone can agree on who the "better candidates out there" would be, there could be worse choices made, ya know?

    Re: Re: better candidates out there

    that's true, and at least he's Indian. Even if some say his family are thinbloods--I don't know. I've only read about them.


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