The New Mexico Democrat is a member of the Pueblo of Laguna tribe. If confirmed by the Senate, she would be the first Indigenous American to serve as a cabinet secretary.
No stranger to reporting in Alaska, Mark Trahant served for two years as the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Atwood Chair of Journalism. Trahant’s Y-K Delta story will focus on the success of the Dental Health Aide Therapist program. It will be episode seven.
Before Trump’s inauguration, his transition team met with Native leaders to ask what they wanted out of the new administration.