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For the first time in 230 years, Congress has full U.S. Indigenous representation

Posted on AllSides September 20th, 2022
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Rep. Mary Peltola's election to the U.S. House of Representatives made history in several ways.

With her recent swearing-in, it became official for the first time in more than 230 years: A Native American, a Native Alaskan and a Native Hawaiian are all members of the House — fully representing the United States' Indigenous people for the first time, according to Rep. Kaiali'i Kahele of Hawaii. Now, there are six Indigenous Americans who are representatives in the House.

Kahele shared this history-making moment on social media this week with a photograph of him, Peltola, and Rep. Sharice Davids...

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https://www.npr.org/2022/09/20/1123295313/congress-indigenous-representation-mary-peltola

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