Deb Haaland Announces Creation of Commission to Investigate Violence Against Native American Women

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland has announced the creation of a commission that will investigate and seek to curtail violence against Native American women. The commission will be a joint project between the Department of Justice and the Department of the Interior. Haaland earlier  launched a new unit within the Bureau of Indian Affairs which will focus on investigating cases of murdered and missing Indigenous women.

The commission will appoint 27 members and will be empowered to hold hearings, take testimony, and gather evidence to make recommendations to aid the government in tackling how best to address violence against Native American women and Indigenous peoples at large.

“In the United States, violence against indigenous women has reached unprecedented levels on tribal lands and in

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Senate Set to Confirm Deb Haaland as Interior Secretary

The Senate is set to confirm Representative Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) as Interior Secretary, filling one of the few remaining vacancies in President Joe Biden‘s Cabinet. Haaland is expected to garner enough bipartisan support.

Haaland’s confirmation would be a boon for progressives and activists who’ve championed protecting Native American lands and moving the United States toward a clean energy future.

“I believe there are millions of jobs in a clean energy future,” Haaland said during her recent confirmation hearing amid pushback from Republicans read more