Deputy Secretary of the US Department of the Interior, David Hayes, announced his resignation today.
Hayes will be leaving the department at the end of June after serving in the position for the Obama Administration for more than 4 years.
Jared King is the communications director for the Navajo Nation’s Washington office. He says, Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly thanked Deputy Secretary Hayes for his leadership and insight. Adding that Hayes was a friend to the Navajo Nation.
"President Shelly just wishes to extend his gratitude and he wishes all the best to deputy secretary Hayes. His expertise in Indian Affairs will be sorely missed. "
Following his resignation, Hayes plans to teach at the Stanford Law School and serve as a senior fellow at the Hewlett Foundation