Indian Tribes of the Midwest Region

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The Midwest Region serves 35 tribal governments and reservations. The Midwest Region’s jurisdiction covers approximately 4.6 million acres which are located within the states of Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. It is made up of three agencies: Michigan, Minnesota and Great Lakes, and one field office: Red Lake. Minnesota, Great Lakes, and Michigan are multi-tribe agencies while Red Lake serves only one tribe/reservation. Six tribes are served directly out of the Regional Office. The Office of the Regional Director provides organizational leadership and management, ensures the coordination of all assigned programs to achieve the overall mission of the Bureau and fulfills responsibilities delegated by the Secretary of the Interior through the Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs. The Regional Director acts primarily on behalf of the Secretary, Assistant Secretary, and/or Deputy Commissioner of Indian Affairs in upholding and maintaining the government-to-government relationship with tribes in fulfilling the Federal trust responsibilities.

Terrence Virden, Regional Director

Midwest Regional Office Bureau of Indian Affairs
One Federal Drive, Room 550
Ft. Snelling, MN55111-4007
Phone No: (612) 713-4400
Fax No: (612) 713-4401

Great Lakes Agency Bureau of Indian Affairs
916 West Lake Shore Drive
Ashland, WI 54806-1357
Phone: (715) 682-4527
Fax: (715) 682-8897

Michigan Agency Bureau of Indian Affairs
2901.5 I-75 Business Spur
Sault Ste. Marie, MI  49783
Phone: (906) 632-6809
Fax: (906) 632-0689

Minnesota Agency Bureau of Indian Affairs
Federal Bldg, Room 418
522 Minnesota Ave, NW
Bemidji, MN 56601-3062
Phone: (218) 751-2011
Fax: (218) 751-4367

Red Lakes Agency Bureau of Indian Affairs
Red Lake, MN 56671
Phone: (218) 679-3361
Fax: (218) 679-3691



MLA Source Citation:

Bureau of Indian Affairs. Web. 2002 and 2009 AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 25 October 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/indian-tribes-of-the-midwest-region.htm - Last updated on Mar 27th, 2014


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