Congress has full US Indigenous representation in 230 years with Mary Peltola

Congress has full US Indigenous representation in 230 years with Mary Peltola

Mary Peltola's election to the US House of Representatives has made history.

Her swearing-in brings an Alaska Native back to the House of Representatives for the first time in more than 230 years.

Now, there are six Indigenous Americans as representatives in the House.

Rep Kaiali'i Kahele of Hawaii shared this history-making moment on social media with a photograph of him and Peltola.

Peltola is also the first woman Alaska Native elected to the House for Alaska.

Indigenous people in the United States have been disenfranchised on many levels throughout history.

This representation can have a major impact on the political power of Indigenous communities in the US.

Mary Peltola is a member-elect to the Us House of Representatives with a net worth of $200,000.