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The rise of Native American politicians

 

November 30, 2018



DEB HAALAND, who last month became one of the first native-American women elected to Congress, experienced what this meant to other Indian women on her first post-poll trip to Capitol Hill. She was recognised there by a party of native visitors from South Dakota, who rushed to embrace her in tears. “I was crying, they were crying,” she says. “Representation matters. And if you disagree, try not being represented for over 200 years and then see how it feels to have someone who looks like you in Congress!”

https://www.economist.com/united-states/2018/12/01/the-rise-of-native-american-politicians

 

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