NAAF Congratulates Bryan Newland on his Nomination to Assistant Secretary- Indian Affairs


April 26, 2021

Fayetteville, AR- The Native American Agriculture Fund applauds the White House nomination of Bryan Newland as Assistant Secretary- Indian Affairs in the U.S. Department of the Interior. Newland’s nomination will now go to the Senate for confirmation. If confirmed, Newland will join Secretary Deb Haaland (Laguna Pueblo) at the Department of the Interior. Bryan Newland is a citizen of the Bay Mills Indian Community and recently completed his tenure as Tribal Chairman of his Tribe.

“Bryan Newland is an outstanding pick to lead the Department of the Interior’s work with Tribes,” said Toni Stanger-McLaughlin (Colville), NAAF Director of Programs. “Newland's background as an attorney, national policy advisor, and Tribal leader have equipped him with a unique skill set that will allow him to be incredibly effective as soon as he is confirmed. A decade ago, when working across departments with Bryan, he was always receptive to Native American Farmers and Ranchers' needs and willing to facilitate work between the Department of Interior and the United States Department of Agriculture. Through his leadership, we can build stronger economies for everyone.”

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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