Running Strong’s News You Can Use From Indian Country contains the latest news we are following. These are the stories impacting the areas we serve and as a Native American-led organization, we take pride in letting our partners direct us to where they need us the most in their communities.
News You Can Use are updates from across the country that inspire our work and motivate us to keep building a bright future for Native American youth and the communities they live in. This week, we are especially excited to share an update that is inspiring for our Native American communities as well as the rest of America.
Representative Deb Haaland of New Mexico has been nominated to be Secretary of the Interior by President-elect Joe Biden. If confirmed, she will be the first Native American to serve in that cabinet in its 171-year history. Haaland’s nomination has been backed by many Indigenous leaders, advocates, and allies since the 2020 presidential election.
Read more about this historic occasion and more from Indian Country below!