Deb Haaland


U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland Visits Twin Cities To Tout Federal Investments; Republicans Take Aim At Biden Administration Over Mining

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Friday said public lands in the Boundary Waters need to be protected, declining to comment on the future of a controversial mining project in the region that’s been the subject of heated political debate. Haaland visited St. Paul to tout $9 million in federal investments for expanding and creating more urban parks, but the occasion was met with criticism from Minnesota Republicans over the Biden administration’s decision to cancel two leases for a proposed Twin Metals cooper-nickel mine in the region. When asked if the federal agency would allow the project...

TCC Leadership Meet with Secretary Deb Haaland

Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC) leadership had the opportunity to host a meeting with Secretary Deb Halaand. Chief/Chairman Brian Ridley met with Secretary Halaand along with Vice-President Sharon Hildebrand, Secretary/Treasurer Charlie Wright, Chief Rhonda Pitka of Beaver, Chief Karma Ulvi of Eagle, Chief Nancy James of Gwichyaa Zhee (Fort Yukon) and Julie Roberts-Hyslop of Tanana.

Deb Haaland: Wolves have walked with us for centuries. States are weakening their protections

Since time immemorial, wolves have lived alongside Indigenous peoples and have represented the virtues of healing, strength and familial protection. In many tribes, they are honored in traditional ceremonies and revered in storytelling. Even today, I feel the embrace of my ancestors reminding me why our nonhuman relatives deserve respect—because...

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland visits El Paso's Castner Range; meets with conservation groups

Local advocates seeking to protect Castner Range got a boost when Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland visited El Paso Saturday.  Haaland hiked alongside the Castner Range and heard from conservation groups about the importance of federal protections for the mountain area. While the iconic poppies are not in full bloom this year, clear blue skies and warm weather...

Deb Haaland marks first year in office

Before becoming a cabinet secretary, before being elected to Congress, Deb Haaland’s life looked a lot different than it does now. In the mid-1990s, she became a first-time mother and wanted to ensure her child had access to early childhood education, so she volunteered at her child’s preschool in order to pay for it.