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Statement of Support for Deb Haaland in her Nomination to Secretary of the Interior


December 18, 2020

Fayetteville, Arkansas- The staff of the Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF) would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to Deb Haaland (Laguna Pueblo) on her nomination to serve in the Biden-Harris administration as our next Secretary of the Interior. We applaud Haaland’s nomination as she is the first Native American woman to be nominated to a Cabinet level position.

As Secretary of the Interior, we know that Haaland will not only uphold the Trust Responsibility to Tribes but will help Indian Country recover stronger from the pandemic. We are looking forward to the progress Haaland will bring to the Department and our food systems resources that are currently located on America’s public lands. We are confident Haaland will work for a better future for Indian Country and serve our country in a good way as the first Native person to oversee the Department of the Interior.

Haaland’s historic nomination is a victory for Indian Country.

About the Native American Agriculture Fund

The Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF) provides grants to eligible organizations for business assistance, agricultural education, technical support, and advocacy services to support Native farmers and ranchers. The charitable trust was created by the settlement of the landmark Keepseagle v. Vilsack class-action lawsuit. NAAF is the largest philanthropic organization devoted solely to serving the Native American farming and ranching community.


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