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Diane Humetewa is the first Native American woman and member of the Hopi Tribe to become a federal judge. The Senate confirmed her May 14 with a 96-0 vote. Photo courtesy Arizona State University

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First American Indian woman confirmed to federal bench

Senate confirms Diane Humetewa May 14 with 96-0 vote to Federal District Court of Arizona

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The U.S. Senate confirmed the first American Indian woman and a member of the Hopi Tribe to become a federal judge May 14 with a unanimous vote after a lengthy confirmation process.