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To: President Joe Biden

Appoint an Indigenous person as Secretary of the Interior

Appoint an Indigenous person as Secretary of the Interior

Appoint an Indigenous person (Native American, Native Hawaiian or Alaskan Native) as Secretary of the Interior.

Why is this important?

The Department of the Interior oversees the Bureau of Indian Affairs as well and the Bureau of Indian Education. The US has never had a Native American in this position, making decisions that affect every aspect of Native life.
Tell President Joe Biden that the US needs a Native person in this vital role.


Reasons for signing

  • This is the best idea, simple, effective and about time it happened.
  • Indians need better treatment and an Indian will understand better.
  • For too long Indigenous people have been left out of important conversations and decisions regarding land that belong to them. It is vital to the future of our environment that we have indigenous voices at the table ensuring the protection of land and those that share it.

Updates

2020-11-15 13:36:30 -0500

100 signatures reached

2020-11-13 16:59:50 -0500

50 signatures reached

2020-11-13 12:44:52 -0500

25 signatures reached

2020-11-13 12:10:58 -0500

10 signatures reached