WASHINGTON (AP) _ The director of the Bureau of Indian Education is resigning to take a position in his home state of South Dakota.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced Wednesday that Keith Moore is leaving the BIE to serve as state director for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in South Dakota.
Moore, an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota, has led the Bureau for the past two years. He was selected for the position by then-Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Larry Echo Hawk.
BIE Chief of Staff Brian Drapeaux will serve as acting director until a replacement is named.
The BIE operates the federal school system for Native American students. It oversees more than 180 facilities on 64 reservations in 23 states.