‘She’ll help out everybody’

Local Native Americans supportive of Haaland

Bill Tucker, right, a Miwuk-Paiut elder who is also the traditional and cultural elder of Wahhoga Village, meets with Debra Haaland in Aug. 2019. Haaland served as a congresswoman in New Mexico at the time and is in line to be confirmed as the secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Submitted photo by Irene VasquezBill Tucker didn’t realize who she was.
A year-and-a-half ago, when she came to the Wahhoga Village inside Yosemite National Park, when she made an offering inside the roundh...

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