Yellen says Biden to appoint first Native American as U.S. Treasurer

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(Corrects to show that treasurer position is an appointment, not a nomination) By David Lawder ROSEBUD, South Dakota (Reuters) -U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Tuesday will announce the appointment 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. Malerba’s appointment by Pr…

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