"‘Coming Full Circle’: Native Tapped To Lead National Parks"

"Another historic (and ironic) Native nomination for the Department of Interior"

"For the first time, a Native American may become the director of the National Park Service.

President Joe Biden nominated Charles F. “Chuck” Sams III Wednesday and will be considered by the U.S. Senate. If confirmed, he will be the 19th permanent director of the National Park Service.

A National Park Service director was last confirmed by the Senate during the Obama Administration.

The park service is a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Interior where Secretary Deb Haaland, Laguna Pueblo, made history by becoming the first Native American cabinet secretary."

Kalle Benallie reports for Indian Country Today August 18, 2021.

Source: Indian Country Today, 08/19/2021