Media Contact: Lovett 343-7445
For Immediate Release: January 18, 1978

An Interior Department task force working on the reorganization of the Bureau of Indian Affairs has scheduled field conference meetings in five locations between January 30 and February 8. Notice of the meetings is being published in the Federal Register.

The purpose of the meetings is to receive comments concerning issues and problems involving the BIA reorganization. Persons wishing to testify are asked to give four days' prior notice.

Meetings will be in Phoenix, January 30; Oklahoma City and Denver February 1; Port1andt Oregon February 2 and Du1utht Minnesota, February 8.

Notice should be given to the BIA offices in Phoenix (261-4101), Minneapolis (725-2037), Oklahoma City (231-4217), Denver (837-5301). For additional information contact or Portland (234-3361). Jack Rushing, Task Force Director, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C. 20240, 202-343-6010.