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Powerful Image of First American-Indian Congresswomen Hugging After Being Sworn In Is Winning Twitter

The two new Congresswomen were sworn in on Thursday, Haaland from 1st Congressional District in New Mexico and Davids from the 3rd Congressional District in Kansas.

Rakhi Bose | News18.com@theotherbose

Updated:January 4, 2019, 5:06 PM IST
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Powerful Image of First American-Indian Congresswomen Hugging After Being Sworn In Is Winning Twitter
Haaland and Davids embrace eachother afetr being sworn in to the Congress on Thursday | (Credit: Reuters)
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In a historic moment, Deb Haaland and Sharice Davids became the first native American-Indian women to become members of the US Congress.

The two new Congresswomen were sworn in on Thursday, Haaland from 1st Congressional District in New Mexico and Davids from the 3rd Congressional District in Kansas.

Haaland is a member of the Laguna Pueblo tribe while Davids is a part of the Ho-Chunk Nation and both are members of the Democratic Party.

Apart from being a Native-American, Davids is also is the first person ever to be elected to represent Kansas, the Washington Post reported in November.

Here, Haaland and Davids ca be seen sharing a warm hug after being sworn in Jan 3.

Not just Haaland and Davids, other Native American women also performed well in elections across the US.

Peggy Flanagan became the first Native American woman to be elected to become Minnesota’s Lieutenant Governor and Ruth Buffalo became the first to win a seat in North Dakota’s House of Representatives in 2018.

With the swearing in of Haaland and Davids, Twitter was bursting with support for the two New Congresswomen.

After her swearing in, Haaland who was wearing a traditional Native-American garb and posted an inspirational message for women of colour and diversity on her Instagram account:

Democrats Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib became the first Muslim women elected to Congress. Republican Marsha Blackburn became Tennessee’s first female Senator and Republican Kristi Noem became the first female governor of South Dakota.

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