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March 19, 2019 In The News
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, along with U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich and U.S. Reps.
March 18, 2019 In The News

Deb Haaland is an enrolled member of the Laguna Pueblo people and a Democrat representing New Mexico’s 1st District in the House of Representatives. Joênia Wapichana is a member of the Wapichana indigenous people from the northern Brazilian Amazon and represents Roraima in Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies.

March 14, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON (KRQE) - Rep. Deb Haaland addressed Congress Thursday morning on the epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women.

On reservations, American Indian women have murder rates 10 times the national average. Due to a lack of coordination between federal, state, and tribal governments, there are dozens of unreported and unsolved murders on tribal lands every year.

March 14, 2019 In The News

Rep. Deb Haaland got emotional while questioning a witness at a hearing on missing and murdered indigenous women Thursday. Choking back tears, Haaland asked North Dakota state Rep. Ruth Buffalo about a garment she presented during her testimony that was handmade to represent members of indigenous groups who were missing or murdered.

March 10, 2019 In The News

In this week’s Sunday Spotlight, NBC’s Harry Smith sits down with New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland, one of two Native Americans sworn into congress for the first time this past election cycle.

March 8, 2019 In The News

International Women's Day marks a moment to pause and reflect on just how far women and girls around the world have come in the fight for equality—and how far we still have to go in the bid for equality for all. To mark International Women's Day, Newsweek asked a selection of women in U.S.

March 8, 2019 In The News

A panel of politicians and political scientists spoke at the Jack Morton Auditorium Wednesday about the importance of youth political engagement.

March 7, 2019 In The News

Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) became the first Native American woman to sit in the House Speaker's chair as she presided over a floor debate on a voting rights and campaign finance bill.

March 4, 2019 In The News

ARLINGTON, Virginia -- Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) might be new to Congress but she's familiar to the United South and Eastern Tribes. Haaland first spoke to USET as a candidate for New Mexico's 1st Congressional District seat. She's since made history as one of the first two Native women to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives.