BIA names director of Great Plains regional office
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has named Michael Black, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, as director of the Great Plains regional office.

Black started working for the BIA in 1987. He most recently served as a deputy director for the Rocky Mountains regional office.

"I am pleased that Mike Black has joined the ranks of Bureau of Indian Affairs senior regional executives," said Jerry Gidner, the director of the BIA. "His years of experience with BIA field staff, tribal governments and other federal agencies will make him a great addition to my team."

The Great Plains office is located in Aberdeen, South Dakota, and serves 16 tribes in Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.

The BIA has 12 regional offices across the nation.