Keith Harper to Become an Ambassador to the U.N. Human Rights Council!

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.

An excerpt:

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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