Navajo President Ben Shelly Commends the U.S. Senate for Unanimously Confirming the first Native America Woman Justice

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Contact: Jared King
Communications Director
Navajo Nation Washington Office
202-200-0625
jking@nnwo.org

For Immediate Release

 

Navajo President Ben Shelly Commends the U.S. Senate for Unanimously Confirming the first Native America Woman Justice

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.—Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Senate confirmation of Diane Humetewa, a citizen of the Hopi Tribe, to serve as a federal judge in Arizona. Diane Humetewa

"The Navajo Nation commends the U.S. Senate for unanimously confirming Diane Humetewa. This is a historic confirmation. All of Indian Country should be proud to have a person of this caliber and experience on the federal bench. The Navajo Nation congratulates Diane and her family in her new role in serving the law for the people of Arizona.”

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