The Regional Director serves as the representative for the Director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs with the responsibility to work toward strengthening the government to government relationships to all the Federally-recognized tribes under the jurisdiction of the RMRO. The Rocky Mountain Region has two (2) Deputy Regional Directors, who work directly under the Regional Director.
The Deputy Regional Director for Trust Services serves as the designated official for maintaining and discharging the trust responsibility of the Secretary of the Interior through public laws and restricted requirements concerning individually owned native allotments. He works closely with the Regional Trust Administrator to administer trust asset management activities within the region. He is responsible for budgeting, program planning, and developing mutual relationships with Natural Resources and Real Estate Services groups. The Deputy Regional Director for Trust Services works closely with tribal governments, American Indian leaders and organizations.
The Deputy Regional Director for Indian Services is the designated official for maintaining and discharging the trust responsibility of the Secretary of the Interior in the programs that include: tribal government; human services; housing improvement; environmental, cultural and safety; and the transportation programs which have road construction and maintenance components.
The Rocky Mountain Region provides services to 8 tribes in Montana and Wyoming encompassing a trust surface land base of about 6,456,000 acres. There are about 74,677 enrolled tribal members within the Region. The Regional Office is located in southeastern Montana in the city of Billings.