What Deb Haaland's historic confirmation means to Native Americans


40 vote confirms to Mexico congresswoman Deb Holland as interior secretary, making her the first Native American to lead a Cabinet department and the first to lead the federal agency that is wielded influence over the nations tribes for nearly two centuries. Democrats and tribal groups hailed her confirmation as historic, saying the selection means that indigenous people will for the first time see a Native American lead the powerful department. Interior also oversees a host of other issues, including energy development on public lands and waters, national parks and endangered species. Two

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