Biden to nominate first Native American as U.S. treasurer


ROSEBUD, South Dakota — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Tuesday will announce the nomination of Mohegan Indian Tribe Lifetime Chief Marilynn Malerba as U.S. treasurer, marking the first time a Native American’s signature will appear on U.S. currency, the Treasury said.

Yellen, during a visit to the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota, also will announce the creation of a new Treasury Office of Tribal and Native Affairs, which will report to the treasurer.