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WASHINGTON – BIA Director Jerry Gidner announced March 4 that he has named Diane K. Rosen as regional director of the BIA’s Midwest Regional Office in Ft. Snelling, Minn.

Rosen has ancestry from two federally recognized tribes in Wisconsin, the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians where she is enrolled and the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians. She had been serving as the acting regional director since October.

The Midwest Regional Office oversees four agencies serving 35 federally recognized tribes located within the states of Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

“Diane Rosen brings to the post of Midwest regional director extensive experience with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and its mission to serve the federally recognized tribes,” Gidner said in a release.