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Bryan Newland Sworn in as Interior Dept. Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs


September 9, 2021

Bryan Newland being sworn in by Interior Sec. Deb Haaland to serve as Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs. (Photo/U.S. Dept. of the Interior)

WASHINGTON - One month after he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Bryan Newland (Ojibwe) was ceremonially sworn in today as Department of the Interior's Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs.

Newland grew up in the Bay Mills Indian Community in Brimley, Mich. and served as president of the tribe before being picked in February by President Joe Biden to work as Principal Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Indian Affairs at the U.S. Dept. of the Interior. He was sworn in by Interior Secretary Deb Haaland.

"Bryan has worked on behalf of Indigenous peoples and Indian Country for decades. His wealth of experience will advance the Department's commitment to ensuring Tribes have a seat at the table for every decision that impacts them and their communities," Haaland said. "From clean energy projects and economic development to addressing past injustices against Tribal communities, Bryan will lead with the knowledge that we best serve Indigenous peoples when Tribal governments are empowered to lead their communities."


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