Media Contact: Nahanee 202/343-7445
For Immediate Release: September 29, 1980

Commissioner of Indian Affairs William E. Hallett today announced the appointment of Nathan Stoltzfus to his public information staff.

Stoltzfus will head the internal communications function for the BIA He has responsibility for soliciting and disseminating information about significant Interior Department and BIA issues, policies, and programs among Department and BIA officials. His duties include editing the biweekly newsletter, preparing briefing materials, writing speeches for the Commissioner, and writing press releases

Hallett said Stoltzfus comes highly qualified for this appointment as the former Editor of the American Indian .Journal in 1978-79. Early in 1980 he drafted the National Advisory Council on Indian Education's Seventh Annual Report to Congress. He was an editor with the Mennonite Central Committee and interned with the American Civil Liberties Union

Stoltzfus graduated from Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana in 1978.