was confirmed by the Senate Tuesday night as the first Native American federal judge.
Humetewa was confirmed 96-0 to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. She is a former U.S. attorney in Arizona and a member of the Hopi tribe. She is now the first active member of a Native American tribe to serve on the federal bench and only the third Native American in history to do so…
The National Congress of American Indians also celebrated Humetewa’s achievement.
“NCAI greatly appreciates the efforts of the President and Senate in achieving this historic confirmation,” the or