A Graveside Service will be held on July 24, 2015 at the Willow Creek Cemetery in Browning, Montana
Wayne Howard Chattin passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015, in Tucson, Arizona. He was 81 years of age. A Graveside Service will be held on July 24, 2015 at the Willow Creek Cemetery in Browning, Montana, which will be his final resting place next to his mother and father, Iola Gilham Chattin and William Acel Chattin who preceded him in death.
Wayne was an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Indian Nation. He graduated from Browning High School, earned a Bachelors Degree from the University of Montana in Missoula, and served honorably in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
He dedicated his life and career to improve the lives of American Indians and Alaska Natives in Indian country. He was able to accomplish this working for the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA),l and the U.S. Department of the Interior, in several different capacities and on many reservations, ending his career in the Senior Executive Service for Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C.
After retiring from the federal government, he later worked for the U.S. Census Bureau for over two censuses in Indian Country. His in depth experience working with tribal leaders helped ensure improved accuracy of Census information gathered in Indian Country.
His two loves outside of his work in Indian Country were his family and his golf game.