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‘It’s my homeland’: the trailblazing Native lawmaker fighting fossil fuels

Deb Haaland, one of the first Native American women elected to Congress, has become a powerful voice for US public lands While she was campaigning for a seat in the US Congress last year, Deb Haaland went camping for four days. It was less a surprisingly timed vacation and more a return home. Her destination was notable: Utahs Bears Ears national monument, which Donald Trump controversially downsized in 2017 as part of a bid to encourage resource extraction. She wanted to experience a living landscape where the art and artifacts…

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