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Meet 5 people fixing the food system.

DOI head Ryan Zinke has been facing heat for telling employees he doesn’t care about diversity . But if we look at how his department has treated its indigenous staff, we would have already known that. Recently released documents show that the agency disproportionately reassigned Native American employees after Zinke began leading the department last year. Even though less than 10 percent of DOI employees identify as Native American, they made up a third of the reassigned career officials. The reshuffling preceded Zinke’s move to open up federally protected land like Bears Ears National Monument — which houses sites sacred to several tribes — to mining and drilling. In March, a report from High Country News exposed a scary harassment problem within the DOI. An employee survey found department-wide reports of workplace harassment, and the problem was the worst within the Bu...

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