Joe Biden selects Deb Haaland to lead Interior, first Native American in role #CelebratingFirsts

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This is one of the most exciting picks yet from Biden, via USA Today.

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“It means a lot to a group of people who have been here since time immemorial to know that they’re truly being represented,” she told NPR. “I think it would really change the way people see our federal government.”

Under the Obama administration, several Native Americans served in top positions in the agency, such as assistant secretary of Indian Affairs; director of Indian Health Service; and as deputy secretary of the Interior. But the 171-year-old Cabinet-level department has never had a Native American at its helm.

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