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Obama taps former AG to head Indian Affairs

Published 04/13/2009, Associated Press

An American Indian who served as the attorney general of Idaho was nominated Friday to become the head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. President Barack Obama nominated Larry EchoHawk, a law professor at Brigham Young University and a member of the Pawnee tribe, to the post. As well as being former attorney general, EchoHawk also ran for Idaho governor in 1994, losing to Republican Phil Batt by less than 35,000 votes.

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