President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice-President Elect Kamala Harris are poised to lead the nation next. During his victory speech, President Elect Biden acknowledged the diversity of supporters that helped elect him.
“…I am proud of the coalition we put together, the broadest and most diverse in history. Democrats, Republicans and independents. Progressives, moderates and conservatives. Young and old. Urban, suburban and rural. Gay, straight, transgender. White. Latino. Asian. Native American,” said President Elect Biden.
In early October, their campaign released their plan for tribal nations.
They write that they plan to uphold the U.S.’s trust responsibility, strengthen the Nation-to-Nation relationship between Tribal Nations and the United States, and work to empower tribal sovereignty.
The next administration has many concrete items on the to-do list. A few of which are to:
- appoint Native leaders to high-level government positions
- defend the Indian Child Welfare Act
- Invest ini infastructure and clean energy, including reliable high-speed internet for Native households, and support tribal efforts to shift to clean energy
The full list can be found in the BIDEN-HARRIS PLAN FOR TRIBAL NATIONS.
Leah Lemm reporting for Minnesota Native News