Good news! In a historical and hopeful move, Representative Deb Haaland has been confirmed as Secretary of the Interior. As an enrolled member of the Laguna Pueblo in New Mexico, Rep. Haaland will make history as the first Indigenous cabinet secretary in U.S. history. She has been a champion for public lands protection, climate action, free speech, and the upholding of Native rights and heritage. Her confirmation is a beacon of hope for our public lands and seas, our climate, and Native communities. She is sure to be a force for change, healing, and regeneration.
“A voice like mine has never been a Cabinet secretary or at the head of the Department of Interior. Growing up in my mother’s Pueblo household made me fierce. I’ll be fierce for all of us, our planet, and all of our protected land. I am honored and ready to serve.” —Deb Haaland