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Historic Native American ‘pick by Biden for cabinet’

Washington:  President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday announced his nominee to serve as his interior secretary who will be leading the agency governing public lands.

Congresswoman Deb Haaland who is a Native American will, if confirmed, become the first indigenous person to lead the department, which also plays a key role in Native American affairs, a BBC report said.

She will also be the first Native American in a cabinet secretary role.

Native rights groups and progressive Democrats had pushed for the New Mexico lawmaker’s nomination in recent weeks.

Ms Haaland, 60, is a member of the Laguna Pueblo tribe and made history as one of the first two Native American women ever elected to Congress in 2018.

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