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WASHINGTON — With her confirmation to become the 54th secretary of the Department of the Interior, Rep. Deb Haaland (Pueblo of Laguna) will be the first American Indian in history as a presidential cabinet secretary.

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WASHINGTON — On March 15, 2021, more than 200 years after George Washington assembled his first Cabinet, New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland of the Laguna Pueblo was confirmed by the Senate to serve as the first Native American Cabinet secretary, heading the Interior Department. 

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last week, 25 Senators from the Washington, Alaska, Oregon, and Idaho congressional delegations — led by Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) — signed onto a letter supporting a halt to the sale of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) facility in Seattle.

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LODGE GRASS, Mont. — The FBI is leading an investigation into a Sunday morning shooting in Lodge Grass, Mont. on the Crow Indian Reservation involving a Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) police officer and a male.

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WASHINGTON — It is time to “spring forward” with daylight saving time in most states and reservatons across the United States.

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WASHINGTON — When casting their votes on the American Rescue Plan, the $1.9 trillion coronavirus package that allocated an unprecedented $31.2 billion for Indian Country, the six Native Americans serving in the 117th Congress cast their votes strictly down party lines on Wednesday.

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Indian Health Service’s (IHS) chief medical officer Michael Toedt on Thursday dispelled misconceptions spread by a Seattle doctor column that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is less effective in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations.

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The team behind NASA’s Perseverance rover has been naming “features of scientific interest” with words in the Navajo language, NASA said Thursday. The team has been collaborating with the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President. The first scientific focus of NASA’s Perseverance rover is a rock named “Máaz” – the Navajo word for “Mars.”

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The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians in Nevada announced on Thursday that they are seeking comments on potential environmental impacts of the tribe’s proposed Southern Bighorn Solar Project (SBSP).