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Biden promises to appoint "at least one" Native American to the cabinet


November 9, 2020

In a pledge to construct the most diverse administration in American history, the presumptuous President-elect Joe Biden is promising to nominate at least one Native American to his cabinet and to include a slew of indigenous people in senior administration roles.

Biden has already agreed to relaunch the Office of Indian Trade as a Cabinet-level appointment, similar to the Office of the US Trade Representative. That office will supplement the Bureau of Indian Affairs‘ service delivery in tribal communities, for the purpose of negotiating trade treaties directly with the indigenous governments of North America.

Oneida Nation Representative Ray Halbriter, former Seneca Nation President Robert Odawi Porter, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, and the investment banker Dawson Her Many Horses are all thought to be in contention for that role.


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