Deb Haaland, one of nation’s first Native Congresswomen, calls for probe of missing indigenous women

"I’ll go to Congress to make sure that we are paying attention to the issues that folks care about."

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Two Native American women have made history in the midterms, becoming the nation’s first Native congresswomen. Democrat Sharice Davids won the 3rd Congressional District in Kansas, unseating Republican Kevin Yoder. In New Mexico, Democrat Deb Haaland won in the 1st Congressional District, defeating Republican Janice Arnold-Jones. They will join more than 100 women in the U.S. House of Representatives – another historic first. We speak to Deb Haaland about her plans for Congress, the crisis of missing and murdered Native American women around the country, and whether she’ll attempt to impeach Donald Trump.

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  • Deb Haaland

    Democratic congressmember-elect to New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District. Along with Sharice Davids, she is one the first Native American women elected to Congress. Holland is a member of the Pueblo of Laguna and the former chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico.

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