Meet the new Native American Secretary of the Interior: “I’ll be fierce for all of us.”

In her acceptance speech—for the position of Secretary of the Interior in President-elect Biden’s cabinet—Deb Haaland stated, “I’ll be fierce for all of us, for our planet, and all of our protected land.”

In a recent interview with The Guardian, she said, “We don’t need people who all have the same perspective, we need people from various parts of the country, who’ve been raised in different ways, who bring that history and culture with them, and employ what we’ve learnt from their parents and grandparents, and bring all of that to bear in the decisions that we make.”

In 2018 Haaland was elected to the House of Representatives after campaigning under the slogan: “Congress has never heard a voice like mine.”

In her two years in Congress she has already established a track record of working across partisan lines, which will certainly be helpful in the upcoming administration.

Per The Guardian, “a shift in priorities at the Interior Department could have major implications for global heating as about one-quarter of all US carbon emissions come from fossil fuels extracted on public lands, according to the US Geological Survey.”

For the complete article, please see Biden choice for Secretary of the Interior.