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Native women take office


January 18, 2019

Ruth Buffalo acknowledges supporters after taking the oath of office for the North Dakota House of Representatives (Photo: Lea Black)

The election is over and, after a record year for Native women candidates, it's time to get down to business. From Congress to state houses to tribal councils, there's more total Native women representation than at any other time. We'll hear from some of the new elected leaders about their priorities as they settle into their respective offices. Will increased representation translate to increased action?


Debra Lekanoff (Tlingit) – representative of Washington State's 40th House District


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