"Interior Department Appoints First Native American Chief Of Staff"

"The Interior Department announced Friday that Lawrence Roberts will serve as its first ever Indigenous chief of staff.

Roberts, a citizen of the Oneida Nation, previously served as former President Obama’s acting assistant secretary for Indian Affairs and principal deputy secretary for Indian Affairs. Roberts has also worked for the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The department announced Roberts’s new role along with several other new appointments, including Heidi Todacheene, a citizen of the Navajo Nation who previously served as Secretary Deb Haaland’s legislative council in Congress."

Zack Budryk reports for The Hill April 30, 2021.

Source: The Hill, 05/03/2021