Global Conference 2010
Division Chief, Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior
Stephen Manydeeds, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and a geologist, is Division Chief with the Indian Affairs bureau of the U.S. Department of the Interior, overseeing the Division of Energy and Mineral Development. Since taking the helm in 2004, Manydeeds has led the federal office responsible for all energy and mineral activity on Indian Trust lands nationwide. With more than 35 years' experience performing geologic and economic studies of energy and mineral resources on nearly all U.S. reservations, Manydeeds is focused on developing the vast resources found on Indian lands in a manner that will benefit tribes. He provides direct assistance to tribal offices in the negotiation of agreements and monitoring compliance with the terms of mineral agreements, as well as liaison with other federal and state agencies. Manydeeds is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.