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July 14, 2020 In The News

Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), the co-chairwoman of the House Native American Caucus, said Monday she is "glad" Washington, D.C.'s NFL team is changing its name, but said the change "should have been made a long time ago."

“It shouldn’t take a huge social movement or pressure from corporate sponsors to do the right thing, but I’m glad it’s happening," said Haaland in a statement.

July 13, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01), Co-Chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus, released the following statement after the Washington NFL team announced it would change its racist logo and team name today:

July 9, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01), Co-Chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus, released the following statement on today’s Supreme Court ruling to affirm Tribal treaty rights today. The McGirt v. Oklahoma decision asserts that large portions of Eastern Oklahoma are a part of federally-recognized, sovereign Nations’ land because Congress never changed the terms of longstanding treaties.

July 3, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01), Co-Chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus, released the following statement after the Washington NFL team announced that it will review their name:

“It shouldn’t take a huge social movement for a national football team to change their racist name, but the owner of the Washington NFL team dug his heels in and has only agreed to review the name. Though this is a positive step, we won’t stop until the racist name and mascot have changed.”

 

June 30, 2020 In The News

When Democratic Representative Deb Haaland of New Mexico was elected to Congress in 2018, she became one of the first two Native American congresswomen, and she emphasized climate, universal healthcare, and immigration rights. Today, she is speaking about what she and others have called an unacceptable federal response to the coronavirus in Indian Country. 

June 26, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – As the country begins to address systemic racism in policing, and companies across the country are changing offensive branding, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01), one of the first Native American women to serve in Congress, is once again calling on the Washington NFL football team to change their name.

June 16, 2020 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M. – U.S. Representatives Deb Haaland (NM-01), Co Chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus and Ruben Gallego (Ariz.-07), Chairman of the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the U.S. tweeted the following statements after a U.S. District Judge ruled that the U.S. Treasury Department must release more than $600 million in CARES Act emergency funding intended for Tribal governments.

 

June 14, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-NM) and Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) on Thursday introduced the Tribal Reservation Pandemic Protection Act, which would prohibit the Trump administration from threatening tribal reservation lands in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.