Deb Haaland Hearing Is Indian Country’s “Obama Moment”

Debra Haaland

(KFOR NEWS  February 23, 2021)   (AP) – For Native Americans, Deb Haaland is more than an elected official on track to become the first Indigenous secretary of the Interior Department. She is a sister, an auntie and a fierce pueblo woman whose political stances have been molded by her upbringing.

Haaland’s confirmation hearing Tuesday will be closely watched in Indian Country with virtual parties amid a pandemic.  Tribes and tribal organizations have for weeks been urging people to write to and call U.S. senators who will decide if she lands the job . Haaland is in her second term representing New Mexico in Congress.

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