KYKOTSMOVI - On Nov. 15, President George W. Bush, on the recommendations of Sens. John McCain (R) and Jon Kyl (R) of Arizona, nominated Hopi tribal member Diane J. Humetewa to fill the position of U.S. Attorney for Arizona.
"It will be a proud moment for Hopis when the Senate confirms Diane's nomination," Hopi Tribal Chairman Benjamin H. Nuvamsa said. "Diane will be the first Native American to serve as the U.S. Attorney for Arizona."
"Since her graduation from Arizona State University's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law in 1993, Humetewa has worked tirelessly as a prosecutor, assistant U.S. Attorney, counsel to the Senate Indian Affairs Committee under Senator McCain, and sits as a judge on the Hopi Tribe's Appellate Court panel," Nuvamsa said.
Nuvamsa added, "We are proud of the successes of all of our Hopis and this is an especially proud moment because we have watched Diane advance in her career in a very short time. To be recognized by your state's senators and by the President of the United States for your public service in this manner is an important event for Diane and brings honor to the Hopi Nation. I am sure her family is extremely proud of her."