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Miles named to be new Nez Perce executive director

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LAPWAI, Idaho (AP) – The Nez Perce Tribe has a new executive director.

Rebecca Miles is stepping down from her elected position on the Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee to take over the post.

Miles, a Washington State University graduate, has occupied several positions since 2004 on the executive committee, including chairwoman.

As executive director, the mother of two is responsible for day-to-day management of the tribe’s government based in Lapwai on the Nez Perce Reservation.

The reservation includes parts of Nez Perce, Lewis, Idaho, and Clearwater counties in northcentral Idaho, with a total land area of 1,195 square miles.

The reservation’s population is about 18,000 people.

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