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Deb Haaland Makes History, Native Community Reacts

March 19, 2021 – Correspondent Antonia Gonzales finds out what Deb Haaland’s history-making accomplishment means to Indian Country. Haaland was confirmed by the U.S. Senate this week as the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior. She becomes the first Native American to lead the Interior Department and the first ever Native American Cabinet member. Ms. Gonzales is joined by tribal leaders, a business owner and youth advocates to discuss the importance of representation but also how indigenous communities will be holding Sec. Haaland accountable in her new role. 

Antonia Gonzales 

Alysia Coriz, co-chair, All Pueblo Council of Governors Youth Committee (Kewa Pueblo)  
Stephine Poston, Poston and Associates, Sandia Pueblo 
Jenelle Roybal, Pueblo of Pojoaque Governor  

For More Information: 
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is a pathfinder for all NativesIndian Country Today 
Reactions from Indian Country to Deb Haaland’s Confirmation as Secretary of the InteriorSmithsonian