(Image: @KimTallbear)

Comparing the Indigenous Experience in Canada and the United States with Professor, Dr. Kim Tallbear

Laguna Pueblo Congresswoman Deb Haaland Sworn-in as First Indigenous Cabinet Secretary; Now Leads Interior Department

Debra Anne Haaland (Laguna / Jemez Pueblo) attended her swearing-in ceremony at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building Ceremonial Office in Washington, D.C., wearing a ribbon skirt designed by Agnes Woodard. (Photo: U.S. Department of the Interior)

Jubilation, an awkward folk song, and early opposition to Haaland nomination mark Biden’s bright beginning in Indian Country

Jennifer Lopez sings “This Land is Your Land” during the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on the West Front of the Capitol on Jan. 20, 2021. (YouTube)

Book-ended by aggressive energy deals, his presidency is one of the most hostile to Native Americans in the past half-century

President Trump at a Nov. 3, 2018 campaign rally at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport in Montana with Crow Nation tribal council members. (REUTERS/Carlos Barria)

Penobscot River, Maine

How Maine got the land and is battling one tribe for more

Gabriella Cázeres-Kelly toasts to a campaign billboard erected in South Tucson, Pima County, Arizona during her successful 2020 campaign for recorder. (@fredurbina)

Senate Confirms Haaland as Interior Secretary; Marks First Indigenous Person to Oversee Native Treaty Rights and Ceded Indigenous lands

Debra Anne Haaland (Laguna / Jemez Pueblo) became the first Indigenous person to be the interior secretary, by a vote of 51–40. Her confirmation came amidst Republican backlash and delays over the Biden administration’s prioritization of climate change over energy.

The confirmation hearing for Interior Secretary nominee Rep. Deb Haaland is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 9:30 a.m. ET

Rep. Deb Haaland sworn-in to Congress on January 3, 2019 wearing her traditional mhanta and other Pueblo finery. She is here with her daughter, Somah (left), and other extended family and friends.

Credit: via CBS News

One of several billboards across the state of Arizona to mobilize Native voters in the 2020 Election. (MK Titla)

Among Arizona’s Indigenous electorate, the biggest support for Biden came from a county no one’s talking about.

Jenni Monet

Journalist and media critic reporting on Indigenous Affairs | Founder of the weekly newsletter @Indigenous_ly | Kʰɑwɑjkʰɑ (@LagunaPueblo ) jennimonet.com

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