Statement from the Chairperson of the Meskwaki Nation
On the Senate’s Appointment of Congresswoman Deb Haaland
As the Secretary of the Department of the Interior
The Meskwaki Nation is pleased to join all other Tribal Nations and leaders in Indian Country nationwide in applauding and celebrating the Senate Confirmation for Congresswoman Deb Haaland, a member of the Laguna Pueblo, to lead as the Secretary of the Department of the Interior. We are confident that she will be a great leader to advance the mission of the Department and thank President Biden for honoring his pledge to Native American Tribes to work with us in a respectful and inclusive government-to-government relationship. The Meskwaki Nation joins all other 573 Tribal Nations to stand with Congresswoman Haaland, to give her our full support, as she prepares to lead the Department of the Interior as the steward of our country’s natural resources.
– Judith Bender, Tribal Council Chair of the Meskwaki Nation