In Indian Country, the Biden presidency is a revelation

He has always supported tribes and tribal issues but as president he is defining his legacy


February 28, 2022

Stefani Reynolds, New York Times

President Joe Biden

On March 11, 2021, President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the largest single financial investment in Indian Country in the history of the United States.

Reflecting on the Biden-Harris administration, the past year has been filled with historic appointments, federal actions and investments in Indian Country unlike anything I have seen in my lifetime.

A grassroots effort in support of Laguna Pueblo leader Deb Haaland's appointment as U.S. Secretary of the Interior was successful. Knowing that a Native American woman is stewarding the Bureau of Indian Affairs, overseeing the federal trust relationship to tribal nations, and is safeguarding federal public lands and wildlife brings a level of peace and assurance few other federal actions could. Biden was responsible for her nomination as a role model for young Natives for generations to come.


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