HERspectives: Deb Haaland

United States Secretary of the Interior Debra Haaland is a 35th Generation New Mexican, an enrolled citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna and one of the first two Native American Women elected to Congress. On March 15, 2021, she was sworn in as the First Native American Cabinet Secretary. Haaland was born in Winslow, AZ, in 1960 to two military parents. Her father was a 30-year combat Marine who was awarded the Silver Star Medal during Vietnam, and her mother was in the Navy. Haaland attended 13 different public schools during her childhood, and ultimately graduated from Highland High...

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Fighting for the Freedoms of the Press in Romania

The following information and answers were submitted by Deak Istvan. He is an incoming Central and Eastern European Journalism Program (CEEJ) Fellow. The CEEJ program was postponed and the fellows will be arriving in the U.S. to begin their fellowship in the spring. Until then they will be participating in a webinar series and will be highlighted through a CEEJ blog post series. Q&A Series with CEEJ Fellows Pt 7: Deak Istvan What is your topic or content interest and why? In the last 15 years I’ve worked for all types of media: hosted a weekly show at the...

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