Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Del Laverdure, BIA's ACTING Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs

Del Laverdure, a member of the Crow Tribe of of Montana, will serve as acting Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, the Obama administration announced.   OP:  Let's hope we get him to DO the RIGHT thing, unlike his predecessor...

Laverdure has served as principal deputy assistant secretary at the Bureau of Indian Affairs since August 2009. He has been a steady figure in the leadership team of Larry Echo Hawk, who is resigning from the agency's top post on April 27.

Del Laverdure


“Del has played a key role in many of Interior’s meaningful accomplishments over the past three years, and I am confident that he is the right person to lead Indian Affairs as we continue to fulfill President Obama’s vision for reconciliation and empowerment for Indian nations,” Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said in a press release.

Laverdure will lead the agency until President Barack Obama nominates a permanent replacement for Echo Hawk, a member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma. Echo Hawk is taking a leadership position within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, after destrying the lives of many Indians from the San Pascual tribe.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mr Laverdure,
I sincerely urge you to undo some of the things that Echohawk has done to many tribal members of various tribes. While I understand Echohawks views of tribal empowerment, I believe he relies on the tribal government leaders and not the will of the actual tribe. It is the BIA's job to actually investigate each tribal issue and not take it on face value. Pechanga's issue has to be reconciled. If not by the BIA than by an act of Congress. Pechanga people have been violated, not only by their Native American rights but by their inherent Constitutional U.S. of A rights. I believe if you take a few minutes and actually look at some facts, you will come to the same conclusion. Thank you for your time. AHO!

Anonymous said...

If you really think HE is going to do anything than you are dreaming.

Anonymous said...

I THINK all natives should stick to there roots and pray to our Grandfather that the wrongs be undone. Our own people are the judge and jury, and while it is our sovereignty that is a reason of our demise, the government officials that are in power should have an understanding of the corrupt dictatorships that have overpowered our tribal issues. The greed is KILLING our heritage.

Anonymous said...

He doesn't look like Fat cat Yet, let's see how he handles his political career. He can always turn into another Echohawk or worst yet a Mark Marcarro or become the first Native to bring justice to the corrupt tribes and make a name for himself. Time will tell.

White Buffalo said...

I pray for the honesty of one man who will take that honesty and speak it to the people. I pray for a people who will listen to that man and then take it to their families. I pray for the families who hear the people and then take the message to their leaders. I pray for the leaders that they will heed the voice of a nation. We will be honorable to our ancestors when we give thanks and give back to the land that we walk on. Our words and our actions must mean the same thing if we are to keep the circle whole. Will we have ceremony where the wise ones will speak? Will there be visions seen by those who are pure? We are a people who are unseen.

justiceforpaladisenrolled said...

I pray Mr. Lavedure stands up for the people who make up the tribes and not just the tribal leaders who are corrupt and unjustly disenrolling thousands of indians in indian country. I pray he realizes the gross violation of civil rights to the members in indian country and puts a stop to it. I pray realizes the wrongs that have been done and makes some serious changes. I believe God is putting him in this position to help all of those who have been wrongfully disenrolled.

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