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Interior Department Could Have Its First Indigenous Director

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The Biden administration's nominee for Secretary of Interior, Rep. Deb Haaland, D-N.M., speaks at The Queen Theater in Wilmington Del., Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020.

 

The U.S. might soon have its first Indigenous person to serve in a presidential administration. The nomination of Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) as President-elect Joe Biden's Director of Interior may be more than symbolic.

According to reporting from the Mountain West News Bureau's Savannah Maher, it signals a potential shift in the relationship between tribes and the federal government.

 

Maher joins Idaho Matters from New Mexico to tell us more.

 

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Frankie Barnhill was the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast.