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Native American Keith Harper to serve as U.N. Human Rights Council ambassador

keith harper ambassadorCherokee Nation citizen Keith Harper will be the first Native American from a federally recognized tribe to serve as an ambassador for the United States after being confirmed in June 2014 by the Senate as the country’s representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Christopher Stevens, the ambassador to Libya who was killed in the September 11, 2012 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, was the first Native American to serve as an ambassador who is from a tribe which is not federally recognized, the Chinook Indian Nation.

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