Deb Haaland Sworn In as Interior Secretary, Becomes First Native American Cabinet Member

Photo: courtesy of Democracy Now!

Deb Haaland was sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris Thursday as secretary of the interior — the first-ever Native American cabinet secretary. Haaland, a member of the Laguna Pueblo Tribe, wore a traditional ribbon skirt and moccasins for the occasion.

Vice President Kamala Harris: “So help me God.”

Rep. Deb Haaland: “So help me God.”

Vice President Kamala Harris: “Congratulations, Madam Secretary! Congratulations! Congratulations!”

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland: “Thank you.”

Vice President Kamala Harris: “History is being made yet again.”

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