Deb Haaland's Nomination to Interior
The nomination of Deb Haaland to be Interior Secretary is not just a historic but a redemptive act. For the first time in our history, a Native American will hold a Cabinet-level post. As secretary of the interior, Haaland will play a key role at a crucial moment in our nation’s relationship with its more than 450 million acres of public lands, and will have a chance to reverse our exploitive history toward our country’s first people. Haaland will also serve as a powerful counterweight to President Donald Trump’s original choice as Interior Secretary, Ryan Zinke, who resigned amid ethics controversies and whose signature move was the massive reduction of Bears Ears National Monument in southeast Utah, the only national monument to grow out of the thinking, planning and advocacy of Native Americans.
be strong, be safe, Carlan