Diane J. Humetewa (Class of 1993), senior litigation counsel and tribal liaison under retiring U.S. Attorney Paul Charlton, is a potential nominee to become the next U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona, according to an article in The Arizona Republic on Thursday, Jan. 4.
If nominated by Bush and confirmed by the Senate, she would be the first Native American U.S. Attorney in Arizona, according to the article by Billy House. Officials were researching whether she would also be the nation's first Native American U.S. Attorney.Humetewa, 42, was recommended to the White House on Thursday by Republican Sens. Jon Kyl and John McCain.
"I am proud to recommend Diane to serve our country in this noble role," McCain told The Republic. "As a native Arizonan, Diane has a sound appreciation for the culture and legal issues unique to the region."
Humetewa served as a counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs from August 1993 to March 1996, when McCain was chairman of the panel, House reported.
Read the article here.