Deb Haaland Dept of Interior Bldg.Leah Salgado

Native Americans are praying for the Senate to confirm Rep. Deb Haaland as the first Indigenous secretary of the interior, a sprawling department with direct influence over the quality of lie on Indian reservations. Haaland received a boost this week in the closely divided Senate when Sen. Joe Manchin, a conservative Democrat, endorsed her; even with a party-line vote, she’s likely to win confirmation. Above: projecting hope on the facade of the Interior Department headquarters in Washington. (Leah Salgado)

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