Why we are excited about the next Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland

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  • January 8, 2021
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You have probably already heard the news that President-elect Joseph Biden has chosen New Mexico Congresswomen Deb Haaland to be the next Secretary of the Interior, overseeing, among other departments, the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Bureau of Indian Affairs. She will be making history as the first Native American to serve in the Presidential Cabinet. 

This is not the first time Haaland has made history. A member of the Pueblo of Laguana and a woman with Jemez Pueblo heritage, Haaland was the first Native American woman to be elected to lead a state party. According to her website, she traveled to Standing Rock in 2016 to support the community committed to protecting tribal sovereignty and advocating for vital natural resources during her time as state party chair. Since then, Haaland was elected as one of

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