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The Indian Affairs Commission of North Dakota selects its new executive director



Bismarck, North Dakota – The incoming executive director of the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission is an enrolled Crow Creek Sioux Tribe member from South Dakota.

Last Monday, state representatives declared that Brad Hawk, the commission’s deputy director from a year prior, had been appointed to manage the commission’s duties.

“For more than a decade, Brad has demonstrated his ability to work through complex issues to strengthen the ties between the state of North Dakota and the five tribal nations with whom we share geography,” North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum said. “His deep knowledge of the history, challenges, and opportunities facing our tribal nations will serve all North Dakotans well as we continue working to strengthen our state-tribal relationships built on understanding and mutual respect, with tribal engagement as one of our five strategic initiatives.”

Hawk supposedly worked for the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission for ten years as executive director before taking on his current position. Hawk graduated from Bismarck’s University of Mary with a master’s in business administration before starting his professional and political career.