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@urbanbeautyxoThe United States Senate has made history with its newest choice for federal judge. On Wednesday (May 14), Diane Humetewa became the first Native American female federal judge in the history of this country. A former attorney, Humetewa was voted in unanimously to serve as a judge for the state of Arizona. She's a member of the Hopi tribe, and the first active member of a Native American tribe to hold her position on the federal level and the third Native American who has ever done so. The National Congress of American Indians released this statement on Humetewa's appointment: "NCAI greatly appreciates the efforts of the President and Senate in achieving this historic confirmation," the organization said. "There are many qualified, talented people like Diane Humetewa in Indian Country who are able and willing to serve. We eagerly anticipate many more nominations of Native people to the federal bench and other offices." Senator Jeffry Flake, Senator John McCain, and White House deputy press secretary Eric Schultz tweeted their support for Humetewa after the vote took place.
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