MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Tue, 27 Sep 2022 23:53:28 +0000 1st Native American treasurer on economic agenda http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/a6e156f4fd624a5c9cf89e20020cc4a9 Mohegan Chief Marilynn "Lynn" Malerba, the nation's first Native American U.S. treasurer, comes from a line of chiefs who instilled in her the need to keep her tribe healthy and to survive. (June 29) a6e156f4fd624a5c9cf89e20020cc4a9 Wed, 29 Jun 2022 20:14:24 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:ASSOCIATED PRESSUncasville, Connecticut - 4 March  20101. STILL IMAGE - Marilynn "Lynn" Malerba stands next to a photograph of late Chief Ralph Sturges at Tribal offices in Uncasville, Conn.ANNOTATION: Mohegan Chief Marilynn "Lynn" Malerba, the nation's first Native American U.S. treasurer, comes from a line of chiefs. ASSOCIATED PRESSUncasville, Connecticut - 29 June 2022++EDIT STARTS ON SOUNDBITE++2. SOUNDBITE (English) Marilynn Malerba, US Treasurer:"I'm very excited about this new opportunity to have a different place at the table and to perhaps raise not just tribal citizens' voices, but all of the citizens throughout the United States in terms of how Treasury can make a difference in everyone's lives and how we might think about policy at the very local level and how it impacts our citizens of the United States."++WHITE FLASH++3. SOUNDBITE (English) Marilynn Malerba, US Treasurer:"When I was installed as chief, I said, Well, you know, we follow in the footsteps on the path of life for those leaders that were so important to us. But it's our job to leave footprints on the path for those who come behind us so that they may find their way easily. "++WHITE FLASH++4. SOUNDBITE (English) Lynn Malerba, Treasurer of the United States:"We want to make sure that all of our tribal citizens have the best opportunities to not only walk with a foot in both worlds, as you've heard me say, but also to ensure that they honor the culture, the history, the lands that we come from, and that they pass it on to those next generations, too, because it truly is unique to be one of the first peoples of this United States and to be indigenous to these lands. And we have a connection to these lands that I think is unparalleled and one that is very special."++WHITE FLASH++5. SOUNDBITE (English) Lynn Malerba, Treasurer of the United States:"I'm very hopeful that within Treasury we can begin to look at those programs and policies administratively as well as legislatively, that will allow tribes to have very healthy economic development."++WHITE FLASH++6. SOUNDBITE (English) Lynn Malerba, Treasurer of the United States::"Tribes cannot offer tax incentives on their reservations right now because of the way states and local municipalities would tax economic development on tribal lands. So, that's a very simple example of how we would look at things differently." ++WHITE FLASH++7. SOUNDBITE (English) Lynn Malerba, Treasurer of the United States:"When tribes succeed, everyone succeeds."++WHITE FLASH++8. SOUNDBITE (English) Lynn Malerba, Treasurer of the United States:"What's most exciting to me about this role is to be part of senior leadership at Treasury and to be able to understand how we can affect change. And so I think it's too new for me to say I have these five top priorities. Obviously, the office is one, but I think I will listen first and then and then develop a strategic, strategic plan going forward." ++EDIT ENDS ON SOUNDBITE++.STORYLINE:Mohegan Chief Marilynn "Lynn" Malerba, the nation's first Native American U.S. treasurer, comes from a line of chiefs who instilled in her the need to keep her tribe healthy and to survive. "It's our job to leave footprints on the path for those who come behind us — so they may find their way easily," she said in an interview Wednesday with The Associated Press. Now Malerba, 68, will bring that mindset to two new jobs in Washington: Last week President Joe Biden appointed her U.S. treasurer and overseer of a new Office of Tribal and Native Affairs at the Treasury Department. As part of the first role, her name will appear on all new U.S. currency. In the latter, she will be thinking of new ways to help tribes develop economic development plans to overcome challenges that are unique to tribaI lands."Tribes cannot offer tax incentives on their reservations" in the same way that states and local municipalities would tax economic development, she said. She added that tribes haven't been able to offer tax-exempt bonds for things like concert halls and golf courses like municipalities can.Helping tribes develop plans to economically prosper will have benefits for the rest of the country, she said, adding: "When tribes succeed, everyone succeeds."As treasurer, Malerba's duties will include oversight of the U.S. Mint, serving as a liaison with the Federal Reserve and overseeing Treasury's Office of Consumer Policy.Malerba, who will remain lifetime chief of the Mohegan Indian Tribe — made up of roughly 2,400 people — previously worked as a registered nurse, and has served in various tribal government roles.She said the Mohegan tribe has grown since the baby boomer generation, where at one point the collective was down to 500 people. The tribe's reservation is located on the Thames River in Uncasville, Connecticut."For the first time in history, a Tribal leader and Native woman's name will be the signature on our currency," Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said at the announcement of Malerba's new role last week.Malerba is one of 9.7 million people in the U.S. who identify as American Indian and Alaska Native, according to the Census Bureau. And while roughly eight million Native Americans are eligible to cast a ballot, Census surveys estimate that large portions of the population are not registered to vote.  Biden has taken several steps to demonstrate his commitment to tribal nations. He named Deb Haaland as the first Native American to lead the Interior Department and has appointed at least three Native American judges to the federal court system.The administration, led by Haaland, is leading a reckoning with the U.S. government's past role in Native American boarding schools, which stripped children of their cultures and identities. Congressional hearings have begun on an Interior Department report on the federal government's past oversight of the boarding schools.Malerba said native representation in the federal government is important because she, along with others, can help Americans honor the "culture, the history and the lands that we come from." "It is truly unique to be one of the first peoples of the United States, to be indigenous to these lands," she said. At Treasury, "I will listen first and then develop a strategic plan going forward." "What's most exciting to me about this role is to be a part of senior leadership at Treasury and the be able to understand how we can affect change."===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. Mohegan Chief Marilynn "Lynn" Malerba, the nation's first Native American U.S. treasurer, comes from a line of chiefs who instilled in her the need to keep her tribe healthy and to survive. (June 29) 1st Native American treasurer on economic agenda