The latest on Deb Haaland, President Joe Biden's nominee for secretary of the interior. Haaland previously served in the U.S. House of Representatives for New Mexico's first congressional district. Haaland is the first Native American to serve as a cabinet secretary and first of two Native American women to serve in the U.S. House Representatives (elected the same year as Kansas' Rep. Sharice Davids).
Biden administration faces Willow oil project lawsuit
Environmental organizations have filed a legal complaint against the federal government to halt a new oil drilling project in Alaska, following its approval.
Seen, Heard and Uplifted: A Review of Biden's Indian Policy
The goals and priorities of the Biden administration are goals and priorities Tribal Nations have been uplifting for centuries.
Solar Energy Projects Approved in California, Planned in 3 Other States
The Bureau of Land Management approved two solar facilities in California, and issued a call for land to be nominated for projects in the three other states.
Colorado Mountain to Be Renamed for 1800s Female Native American Translator
The mountain will be renamed to honor Mestaa'ėhehe, a Native American translator who mediated between tribes and white settlers in the 1800s.
Montana Seeks Lifting of Protections for Grizzly Bears Amid Attack Increase
The request, if granted, would allow for the public to hunt grizzly bears for the first in 30 years in Montana.
Interior Dept. to Replace Derogatory Place Names, Starting with 'Squaw'
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced a federal panel would be tasked with removing derogatory terms from place names, starting with Indigenous slur "squaw."
Fishing Industry Pushes Back as Offshore Wind Farm Moves Forward
A coalition of commercial fishing groups said the design of the project puts turbines too close together for ships to navigate safely during rough seas.
National Park Visitors Could Soon Be Shuttled Around By Self-Driving Buses
Government officials signed a pledge Wednesday that the newest green-friendly transportation technology would be tested in American national parks.
First Indigenous Interior Sec. Starts Unit to Solve Native American Murders
"Violence against Indigenous peoples is a crisis that has been underfunded for decades," Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said while announcing the creation of a new unit designed to help solve murders and missing persons cases among American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Tribal Groups Celebrate Deb Haaland as First Native American Cabinet Head
Tribal leaders hope her confirmation may help make Native American issues more prominent in the national agenda.
Haaland Interior Secretary Confirmation Likely, as 2 GOP Senator Support It
"I have decided to support this nomination today, to support the first Native American to hold this position," Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska said on Thursday.
Indian Country Unified Behind Deb Haaland Amid Tough Confirmation Hearings
The New Mexico congresswoman seems likely to become the new head of the Interior Department after Sen. Joe Manchin said he plans to vote for her confirmation.
Haaland Defends Suggestion That Legalized Marijuana Could Fund Schools
The interior secretary nominee maintained that "we should diversify our funding streams for education, and not just rely on one," during Wednesday's confirmation hearing.
Deb Haaland Appears Set for Confirmation With Manchin's Support
"I believe Deb Haaland will be a secretary of the interior for every American and will vote to confirm her," the Democratic senator said.
A Record Number of Native American Candidates Head to the U.S. House
Six Native Americans won their congressional races on Tuesday, including two candidates in New Mexico.
Lawmaker Condemns MAGA Teens Who Harassed Native Elder
In the short version of the controversial video, dozens of teenagers wearing MAGA hats appeared to be mocking, taunting and yelling at Omaha elder Nathan Phillips.
Midterm Elections: 10 Women Who Will Change America
Voters elected the country's first Muslim and Native American women to Congress, in addition to a number of other firsts.
GOP Candidate Questions Her Opponent's Native Heritage
A New Mexico Republican candidate placed doubt on Democratic opponent's Native American heritage, suggesting a genuine Laguna Pueblo tribe member would not support "open borders."
Deb Haaland May Become First Native Congresswoman
"Donald Trump and the billionaire class should consider this victory a warning shot: The blue wave is coming," Congressional candidate Deb Haaland said.
New Mexico Could Send 'Abolish ICE' Candidate to D.C.
The movement to abolish ICE is gaining traction in New Mexico's first congressional district, where one of two candidates who support the cause is likely to win Tuesday's primaries.
Congressional Candidate Drops Uncensored F-Bomb
It aired on television, completely uncensored.