Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Tara Mac Lean Sweeney announced that she has appointed Darryl LaCounte to the position of director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in the U.S. Department of the Interior. LaCounte, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in North Dakota, has served as acting director since 2018.  His appointment became effective April 28, 2019.
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