Debra DuMontier, Acting Special Trustee

On January 20, 2017, the Acting Secretary of the Interior designated Debra L. DuMontier to serve as the Acting Special Trustee for American Indians.

Ms. DuMontier has served Indian country for 22 years in various tribal and federal government capacities. She has extensive experience in Federal Indian law, regulations, and policy. Until her designation as Acting Special Trustee, Ms. DuMontier served as the Deputy Special Trustee for the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians (OST), Department of the Interior, providing executive leadership to a staff of over 600 employees, which manage Indian financial trust resources totaling approximately $5 billion. These trust funds are held in 3,400 trust accounts for more than 250 Indian tribes and 400,000 Individual Indian Money (IIM) accounts. In addition to her role as the Deputy Special Trustee, Deb also served simultaneously as the Deputy Special Trustee-Business Management for OST.  She is a licensed attorney with the State of Montana and served as former legal counsel for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Nation, a large land-based Indian tribe located in Northwest Montana, fully exercising self-governance. Ms. DuMontier was appointed to the Equal Justice Task Force by the Montana Supreme Court and invited to participate on legislative review workgroups for the Indian Land Consolidation Act Amendments and American Indian Probate Reform Act.  Her tribal affiliation is the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Nation and her family resides in Arlee, Montana.  

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