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Confirmed for top post at DOI, Haaland becomes first Native American cabinet secretary

WASHINGTON — Representative Deb Haaland of New Mexico made history on Monday when the Senate confirmed her as President Biden’s secretary of the Interior, making her the first Native American to lead a cabinet agency.


Ms. Haaland in 2018 became one of the first two Native American women elected to the House. But her new position is particularly redolent of history because the department she now leads has spent much of its history abusing or neglecting America’s Indigenous people.


https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/15/climate/deb-haaland-confirmation-secretary-of-interior.html

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