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BIA Welcomes Newland

BIA Welcomes Newland

Former Bay Mills Indian Community Chairman Bryan Newland was announced as a new member of the agency leadership team at the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), as principal deputy assistant secretary.

Newland accepted the position last month, marking his second stint with the BIA. Newland previously served under the Obama administration.

In addition to his recent job as tribal chairman, Newland served as chief judge of the Bay Mills Tribal Court. From 2009 to 2012, he served as a counseler and policy advisor to the assistant secretary of the Department of Interior, Indian affairs. He is a graduate of Michigan State University and the Michigan State University College of Law.

The BIA is under the U.S. Department of the Interior, which, pending Senate confirmation, will be under its first Native American secretary, New Mexico Congresswoman Deb Haaland.