History in the making for Indian Country, again!
First, Diane Humetewa becomes the first Native American woman to become a U.S. District Court Judge and now Keith Harper (Cherokee Nation) is to become the new representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council.
The U.S. Senate has a rare opportunity today to make history. President Obama’s nominee for ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Keith Harper, is scheduled for a confirmation vote in the Senate.
This vote is historic because Harper is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and as such would be the first Native American to serve this nation as an ambassador.
Harper is a longtime advocate for tribal communities throughout the nation and has been a leader in some of the most important legal matters regarding Native Americans over his two-decade-long career.
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