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April 12th, 2013

Senate Confirms Sally Jewell as DOI Secretary

On April 10th, the Senate confirmed Sally Jewell as Secretary of the Department of the Interior. She was sworn in as Secretary on April 12th by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Conner with participation from the Department’s Solicitor Hilary Thompkins, a member of the Navajo Nation. Jewell has pledged to continue Secretary Salazar’s efforts to strengthen the Department’s government-to-government relationships with the 566 federally recognized American Indian tribes and Alaska Natives and to work to uphold the Department’s trust responsibilities to them.

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