Deb Haaland, Interior Secretary, Runs Boston Marathon to Honor Indigenous Peoples’ Day


Deb Haaland, President Biden’s secretary of the Interior, was amongst this yr’s extra recognizable novice runners.

Haaland wrote in an opinion article for The Boston Globe that she was working the marathon, which is happening on Indigenous People’s Day, as a tribute to “missing and murdered Indigenous peoples and their families, the victims of Indian boarding schools, and the promise that our voices are being heard and will have a part in an equitable and just future in this new era.”

Haaland grew to become the primary Native American cupboard secretary when she was confirmed in March.

Of the 26.2 miles, Haaland wrote, “my feet will pound the ancestral homelands of the Massachusett, the Mashpee Wampanoag, and the Pawtucket people and will follow in the footsteps of Indigenous runners who have participated in this race over its 125-year history.”