Yurok Tribe Executive Director Dennis Puzz Jr. resigned earlier this month.

Tribal council chairwoman Maria Tripp will serve as interim director, along with the tribe's deputy executive director, Reweti Wiki.

andquot;We're kind of juggling right now,andquot; Wiki said.

Tribal leaders will re-evaluate the position and its duties.

Puzz spent about a year in the position. He is returning to the Minneapolis, Minn.-based law firm of Best andamp; Flanagan, where he previously worked in business and Native American law.