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Skip Sayre (l) and Sec. Deb Haaland were married in New Mexico, source: Sayre via Facebook

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US Secretary of the Interior, former US Congresswoman and Laguna Pueblo member Deb Haaland married her long-term partner Skip Sayre this weekend at a ceremony at a New Mexico tribal resort before a crowd of political celebrities, friends and family.

Though the couple asked guests not to share images online until they made the announcement themselves, pictures of the event began to leak online before the ceremony began (The Paper. honored the couple’s request and withheld reporting on the story until Mr. Sayre posted the announcement on Facebook).

Guests tell us that the ceremony included Native buffalo dancers and a presentation by the Pueblo Sisters. The event was held at the Hyatt Tamaya Resort on the Santa Ana Pueblo outside Albuquerque.

Notable politicos in attendance included US Senator Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Sharice Davids, one of just two Native American women elected to Congress alongside Haaland in 2019.

Haaland is now married to Skip Sayre, head of sales and marketing at Laguna Pueblo Development, the economic development arm of the Laguna Pueblo where Haaland is a member.

“Last night Debra and I were married at Hyatt Regency Tamaya in Santa Ana Pueblo. It was truly a magical evening. Shortly after the ceremony, the clouds opened up to a rainstorm and a big, bright rainbow appeared,” Sayre wrote on Facebook following the ceremony.

No word on where the couple will honeymoon, but Haaland has about 423 national park sites at her disposal.

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