(CNN) President Joe Biden will name Marilynn Malerba as treasurer of the United States, making the Mohegan Tribe’s lifetime chief the first Native American to hold the position, the White House announced Tuesday.
The appointment means that for the first time in US history the signature of a Native American woman will appear on the country’s currency, the Treasury Department said in a press release.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is due to visit the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota on Tuesday, the first time in history that a Secretary of the Treasury will visit a tribal nation, according to the department. Malerba is scheduled to accompany Yellen on the trip.
Malerba will directly oversee the US Mint, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and Fort Knox and will serve as liaison with the Federal Reserve. She will serve as a senior advisor to Yellen and lead a newly created Office of Tribal and Native Affairs within the US Treasury.
The new office will coordinate tribal relations across the Treasury Department and will include staff focused on communicating directly with tribal nations, the department said. Yellen will announce the creation of the new office during comments on Tuesday, according to excerpts from her speech shared with CNN.
“Chief Malerba will expand our unique relationship with tribal nations, continuing our joint efforts to support the development of tribal economies and economic opportunities for tribal citizens. He will be there for decades to come,” Yellen said.
During Yellen’s trip to the Rosebud Indian Reservation on Tuesday, the secretary is expected to highlight how funds from the Covid-19 relief bill are being used to support the tribe’s economic recovery from the pandemic. Yellen will meet with residents who have received funds from the Emergency Rental Assistance program and speak with tribal leaders about expanding affordable housing.
Malerba became the first woman to serve as head of the Mohegan Tribe in 2010, a lifetime appointment made by the Tribe’s Council of Elders. Malerba previously served as the Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee. Prior to becoming Chief, Malerba served as President of the Tribal Council and also served in Tribal Government as Executive Director of Health and Human Services. Malerba also worked as a registered nurse and was the director of cardiology and pulmonary services at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital.
She currently serves as a member of the Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee, which advises Yellen on “significant matters relating to Indian taxation, the training of Internal Revenue Service field agents, and the training and technical assistance provisions for Native American financial officers,” says the White House.
“I am honored and honored by Secretary Yellen’s and the Biden administration’s commitment to ensuring that all voices are heard by the Treasury as we work together to create an equitable and just society,” Malerba said in a press release from the Treasury Department. “It is especially important that our indigenous voices are respected. This appointment underscores this administration’s commitment to doing just that. I am excited to serve our communities as treasurer and for the work that lies ahead.”
This story has been updated with additional reports and clarification from the Treasury Department that this will mark the first time a Native American woman’s signature will be on the country’s currency.
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What did Cherokee call God?
Unetlanvhi (oo-net-la-nuh-hee): The Cherokee word for God or “Great Spirit”, is Unetlanvhi is considered a divine spirit without human form. The name is pronounced similar to oo-net-la-nuh-hee.
Is Cherokee Indian a heritage?
A total of 819,105 Americans claimed Cherokee ancestry in the 2010 Census, more than any other ancestral tribal group named in the Census. Some of these heritage groups, notably the authorized satellite communities of federally recognized tribes, seek to preserve the Cherokee language and culture.
What is Cherokee Heritage? About 200 years ago, the Cherokee Indians were a tribe, or “Indigenous Nation” that lived in the southeastern part of what is now the United States. During the 1830s and 1840s, a period covered by the Indian Removal Act, many Cherokees were moved westward into what is now the State of Oklahoma.
Who are the Cherokee ancestors?
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Can I claim Cherokee heritage?
Anyone can claim Native American ancestry, but only the tribe and its sovereign government can accept an individual as a tribal citizen.
Are Blackfoot and Cherokee the same?
It is also speculated that "Blackfoot Cherokee" refers to a band of Cherokee who were of black ancestry, likely from the adoption of runaway slaves into their society. This pack of Cherokee, however, has no connection to the Blackfoot nations.
What tribe did Blackfoot belong to? Blackfoot, also called Blackfeet, a North American Indian tribe made up of three closely related bands, the Piegan (officially spelled Peigan in Canada), or Piikuni; the Blood, or Kainah (also spelled Kainai, or Akainiwa); and the Siksika, or Blackfoot proper (often called Northern Blackfoot).
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What did the Blackfoot tribe call themselves?
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Is there a such thing as Blackfoot Indian?
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