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Bryan Congratulates Haaland on Nomination to Lead Interior Department

Atmore, AL — The Poarch Band of Creek Indians Chairwoman Stephanie A. Bryan, congratulated Representative Deb Haaland, the first Native American nominated to lead a Department, after President- Elect Biden nominated her to serve as Secretary of the Department of the Interior. The Department of Interior has jurisdiction over a wide variety of government programs, including the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Bryan released the following quote:

“My friend Deb has been a great advocate for Tribes during her time in the House of Representatives, and for that I want to thank her. It has been a pleasure to get to know her and see her passion for tribal priorities, and the Poarch Creek Indians have no doubt she will ably lead the Interior Department.”

Representative Deb Haaland has represented New Mexico’s First Congressional District since 2018. She was one of two Native American women to be elected to the House that year, making her one of the first Native American women to serve in Congress. Following this historic nomination, Haaland will now face Senate confirmation.


Miriam Fry
(251) 359-3280

About the Poarch Band of Creek Indians:

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is the only federally recognized tribe in Alabama. From hospitality to aerospace, we continue to operate in a variety of industries across the World. Read more about our Tribe here.

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