Secretary of the Interior Nominee Deb Haaland

Senate Votes Monday

On December 17, 2020, Then-President Elect Joseph R. Biden nominated Congresswoman Deb Haaland to lead the U.S. Department of the Interior as its 54th Secretary. Congresswoman Haaland (Pueblo of Laguna), a 35th-generation New Mexican, and one of the first Native women to serve in the House of Representatives, is immensely qualified to serve her country as Interior Secretary. Interior has a unique fiduciary obligation to tribal nations, and it is critical that Interior leadership and employees reflect the communities it serves.

Join NCAI and our partners for a Week of Action to support Congresswoman Haaland during the confirmation process. 

See below for additional resources and events.

Monday, February 22, 2021
- #DebForInterior Town Hall on Facebook Like
- Premiere: History of Interior Mini-Documentary
Contact Your Senators

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
- Confirmation Hearing Watch Party: Watch the Senate's Energy and Natural Resources confirmation hearing during the Executive Council Winter Session
- 9:30 a.m. EST: Confirmation hearing for Congresswoman Debra Haaland for her nomination as Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior
- #DebForInterior Tweetstorm: Head to Twitter and search #DebForInterior to join the Tweetstorm from 9:00am EST - 12:00pm EST

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
- Share Why You Support Deb on Social Media
Contact Your Senators

Additional Resources:

Interior Nominee Written Testimony: The Honorable Debra Haaland

#DebForInterior Social Media Toolkit

NCAI Resolution #PDX-20-059: A Resolution to encourage the
President-elect of the United States to appoint the first
Native American as Secretary of the Interior

Confirmation Hearing Announcement by
Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources