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First Native American woman to be a federal judge takes oath




Before her federal judge appointment Diane Humetewa taught law at Arizona State University. She was also the first Native American woman U.S. Attorney.
Before her federal judge appointment Diane Humetewa taught law at Arizona State University. She was also the first Native American woman U.S. Attorney.
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For the first time in the history of this country, a Native American woman has taken the oath to become a federal judge. She will be the only American Indian to serve on the federal bench out of almost 900 judges.

From the Fronteras Desk in Flagstaff, Laurel Morales reports.