Winona LaDuke and Tara Houska Endorse Deb

Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe), environmentalist, economist

"The fossil fuel industry is making billions by putting indigenous communities in harm’s way, while forcing local people to pay to clean up their messes. We need to act fast to counteract climate change and keep fossil fuels in the ground.  Deb Haaland will take on that fight, which is why I am endorsing her for U.S. Congress. Since the beginning of the United States, there has never been a Native American woman in Congress.  Congress truly has never heard a voice like Deb. Indigenous women are at the forefront of the fight to protect our lands and waters for a reason, we are strong and unafraid. Deb will be the champion we all deserve."  

Tara Houska (Anishinaabe), former advisor on Native American affairs to U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

Our world is rapidly changing -- we need leaders to stand up and protect Mother Earth, to give our future generations a voice, and to fight against steadily growing income inequality. We need true progressive values represented, which is why I am endorsing Deb Haaland for Congress. After her visit to the camps in Standing Rock, she worked to divest the New Mexico Democratic Party from Wells Fargo, one of the largest US funders of the fossil fuel industry. A powerful Native woman who walks the walk and stands strong will be a welcome voice within the U.S. Congress."