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Breakthrough: US Senate Confirms First-Ever Native American Woman As Federal Judge

• True Activist

Here's news few in the world are aware of. Last Wednesday, the United States Senate made history when it confirmed Diane Humetewa as a federal judge – the first Native American woman to ever hold such a post.

As the Huffington Post reported, Humetewa was confirmed 96-0 to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. A former U.S. attorney in Arizona and a member of the Hopi tribe, Humetewa shines as inspiration and reminds all that nothing is impossible.

Diane Humetewa is now the first active member of a Native American tribe to serve on the federal bench and only the third Native American history to do so.