Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-NM, Laguna Pueblo) is among the names floated for a spot in President-elect Biden’s cabinet, specifically as the head of the Department of Interior. We’ll take a look at the Native people who could potentially be part of the Biden Administration. Also President Trump still hasn’t conceded the race, and is falsely claiming election fraud. We’ll ask Native political watchers whether Trump’s antics pose any threats to Native confidence in the election process. We’re shopping around for the best Native news stories on this day-after-Thanksgiving episode of the news roundup.
Arlyssa Becenti (Navajo) -reporter for the Navajo Times
Richard Monette (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) – Professor of Law and Director of the Great Lakes Indian Law Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School
Scott Davis (Standing Rock Sioux/Turtle Mountain Chippewa) – executive director of the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission
Vincent Schilling (Akwesasne Mohawk) – associate editor for Indian Country Today
Break 1 music: Singing Together (song) Drumming Hill Singers (song) Memories (album)
Break 2 music: Naawakinta (Thanks You My Fathers) (song) Clark Tenakhongva (artist) Öngtupqa (album)