Biden Picks Deb Haaland, First Native American, As A Cabinet Member-Secretary of Interior
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Democratic Rep. Deb Haaland of New Mexico has been picked to be Biden’s Interior Secretary, a source says. If confirmed, she would become the first Native American Cabinet secretary, in the video “Biden picks first Native American as Cabinet secretary, source says“, below:
Rachel Maddow reports on Rep. Deb Haaland, “35th generation New Mexican,” one of the first two Native American women elected to Congress, and now President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Department of the Interior, which would also make her the first Native American Cabinet member ever, in the video “Biden Picks Haaland For Interior Secretary; First Native American Cabinet Member, Rachel Maddow“, below:
President-elect Joe Biden has picked New Mexico Congressmember Deb Haaland to become secretary of the interior. If confirmed, Haaland will be the first Native American to serve in a Cabinet position. Haaland’s nomination was backed by progressives, as well as more than 120 tribal leaders, who sent a letter to Biden last month urging him to select her for the post. “That was a very, very important step for the Biden administration,” says Winona LaDuke, executive director of Honor the Earth, rural development economist and Native American activist. “Indian people know how to take care of this land.” In the video “Winona LaDuke: Deb Haaland’s Nomination for Interior Sec. Is “Important Step” for Native Americans“, below:
Several House Democrats are pushing President-elect Joe Biden to nominate Democratic New Mexico Congresswoman Debra Haaland for interior secretary. If selected and approved, she would be the first Native American in history to serve in a Cabinet secretary position. Julian Brave NoiseCat, vice president of policy and strategy at Data for Progress, joined “CBSN AM” to discuss, in the video “House Democrats pushing for Rep. Debra Haaland to be first Native American Cabinet secretary“, below:
Joe Biden picked Rep. Deb Haaland to be the first Native American Cabinet secretary. In 2018, she explained why representation in politics is so important, in the video “Deb Haaland: the First Native American Cabinet Secretary“, below:
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