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Biden appoints first Native woman as U.S. Treasurer, with signature on money

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By David Lawder ROSEBUD, South Dakota (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced his intention to appoint Mohegan Indian Tribe Lifetime Chief Marilynn Malerba as U.S. Treasurer, marking the first time a Native woman’s signature will appear on U.S. currency. U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, who is visiting the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota on Tuesday, also announced the creation of a new Treasury Office of Tribal and Native Affairs, which will report to the treasurer and administer tribal relations. Malerba’s appointment by Biden also will allow Yellen’s signature to be…

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