Diane Humetewa Confirmed by US Senate to be First American Indian Woman Federal Judge

WASHINGTON— Hopi citizen Diane Humetewa made history today, May 14, 2014, when the United States Senate confirmed her to serve on the federal diane-humetewa-1bench as judge for the U.S. District Court for Arizona.  Humetewa is the first American Indian woman to serve in the federal judiciary.

Senator Jon Tester (D- Montana), chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs applauded Humetewa’s appointment.

The National Congress of American Indians, the oldest, largest and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization in the country, released a statement of congratulations to her on her confirmation by the U.S. Senate.

Up until her confirmation, Humetewa was serving as Special Advisor to the President and Special Counsel in the Office of General Counsel at Arizona State University. She is also a Professor of Practice at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.

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