Political and Legislative

For the First Time in Over Two Centuries, Congress Has Full U.S. Indigenous Representation

Last month, Mary Peltola made history when she became first Native Alaskan and woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for the Last Frontier State.

When Peltola was sworn in last week, Congress reached a milestone: for the first time in more than two centuries, the House has full U.S. Indigenous representation, according to Rep. Kaiali’i Kahele of Hawaii.

“It has taken 233 years for the U.S. Congress to be fully represented by this country’s indigenous peoples,” Kahele, the second Native Hawaiian to represent his home state, posted on Twitter alongside a photograph of him, Peltola, and Rep. Sharice Davids of Kansas, a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation. “Tonight, a Native American, a Native Alaskan & a Native Hawaiian are sitting members of the people’s House.”

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