A key role they have their eyes on is the secretary of the interior.
Trump’s Department of the Interior, currently headed by former oil lobbyist David Bernhardt, expects a lease sale by January, around the time of Biden’s inauguration.
“Corporations have a stranglehold of influencing the Interior Department for generations, which is why they have so much power,” he said.
When we say land back, it means fundamentally undoing the things that have been done to Indian people, so appointing an Indigenous person as interior secretary is a really huge step in the right direction of getting the country’s relationship right with Indigenous people.”Having a Native American as secretary of the interior could also affect climate and environmental policies.
And since no Native American has served in any Cabinet position ever in US history, tribal leaders say the move will be monumental.