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US to investigate ‘unspoken traumas’ of Native American boarding schools

Deb Haaland announced an initiative to ‘uncover the truth’ of policies that forced Indigenous children to assimilate The US government will investigate the troubled legacy of Native American boarding schools and work to “uncover the truth about the loss of human life and the lasting consequences” of the institutions, which over the decades forced hundredsContinue reading “US to investigate ‘unspoken traumas’ of Native American boarding schools”

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Democrat Melanie Stansbury Wins New Mexico Special Election

Stansbury defeated her Republican opponent to fill the U.S. House seat previously held by Interior Secretary Deb Haaland. Democrat Melanie Stansbury has won election to Congress for New Mexico to fill a vacant seat previously held by Interior Secretary Deb Haaland. Stanbury prevailed Tuesday in a four-way race after campaigning in support of major initiativesContinue reading “Democrat Melanie Stansbury Wins New Mexico Special Election”

Secretary Haaland Creates New Missing & Murdered Unit to Pursue Justice for Missing or Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives

New unit will coordinate interagency collaboration and strengthen existing law enforcement resources  Today Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced the formation of a new Missing & Murdered Unit (MMU) within the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services (BIA-OJS) to provide leadership and direction for cross-departmental and interagency work involving missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives. The MMU will help putContinue reading “Secretary Haaland Creates New Missing & Murdered Unit to Pursue Justice for Missing or Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives”

Senate Advances Confirmation of Climate and Native Champion Deb Haaland

The Senate advanced President Joe Biden’s pick for the secretary of the interior, Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) on Thursday with all Democrats and four Republicans voting to advance her confirmation, which will be on Monday. Haaland’s confirmation comes a day after the Senate confirmed Michael Regan to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Haaland, theContinue reading “Senate Advances Confirmation of Climate and Native Champion Deb Haaland”