Benny Wayne Sully, who is Sicangu Lakota Oyate, the music diminishes the history of Native Americans pressured off their ancestral lands.
“That music simply provides to the erasure…’This land was made for you and me.’ It’s like no, it wasn’t. This land was taken from me for you,” he mentioned.
President Joe Biden has appointed Rep. Deb Haaland of New Mexico as Secretary of the Interior. If confirmed by the Senate she can be the primary Native American in a cupboard place.
Meantime, Biden’s Oval Office has gone by means of a change. It now has a mixture of portraits and sculptures of American heroes, together with the bust of Mexican American farm labor leader Cesar Chavez.
“It was an affirmation of all of the work that farm staff and immigrants and Latinos and people contributions that they’ve made to this nation all through the years,” mentioned Paul Chavez with the Cesar Chavez Foundation.
Also, Biden is making it clear that homosexual and transgender individuals will likely be an element of his administration along with his cupboard choose of Pete Buttigieg and Dr. Rachel Levin.
The president additionally signed an government order, defending the LGBTQ neighborhood from discrimination in colleges, workplaces and different points of life.
“We at the moment are with an administration that is prepared to place lived experiences of LGBT individuals at the forefront, the place we should be and be capable of get the assets and demand for these assets in order for us not simply survive however to thrive,” mentioned Joey Hernandez with the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
Also for the primary time ever, the White House web site will permit customers to specify which pronouns they need to use
While LGBTQ advocates are celebrating the transfer ahead, it comes with conservative backlash.
In response, the Heritage Foundation issued this assertion:
“It would not take a crystal ball to know the way Biden administration officers will interpret and apply these insurance policies: males who determine as girls should be allowed in women-only areas, boys who determine as women should be allowed to compete in the women’ athletic competitions, healthcare plans should pay for gender-transition procedures, docs and hospitals should carry out them, adoption companies might not search solely married mothers and dads to care for youngsters in want.”
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