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For Immediate Release: November 17, 1978

The Bureau of Indian Affairs announced today that Raymond W. Mayotte has been appointed Superintendent of the Minnesota Agency at Bemidji. He succeeds Edwin Demery who is now the BIA area director for the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Iowa.

Mayotte has been at the Minnesota Agency since 1970 as employment assistance officer, field representative and, since May of this year acting superintendent. A member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Mayotte has worked in various BIA offices and agencies in the midwest since 1955. He had a previous tour of duty at the Minnesota Agency from 1962 to 1966. He is a native of Ashland, Wisconsin.