Deb Haaland Confirmed as Secretary of the Department of the Interior

Earlier this week, Deb Haaland, a member of New Mexico’s Laguna Pueblo, became the first Native woman to be elected for Cabinet Secretary. The vote came in as 50-41 in favor of electing Secretary Haaland to lead the Department of the Interior. This historic confirmation is important as the office she now leads, has specifically historically disenfranchised Native Americans. Read more about Deb Haaland and her position in this NPR article and this The New York Times article.