Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Fridays. Any posts received prior to 12pm EST on Friday will appear in that Friday’s announcements. If you would like to submit a post for an open Indian law or leadership job, please send a brief description of the position (which includes position title and location) as well as a PDF job announcement to


The Navajo Nation

Law Clerk Intern (summer), Department of Justice, Office of the Prosecutor, multiple worksite locations: Window Rock, AZ, Crownpoint, NM, Ramah, NM, Tohajiilee, NM, Shiprock, NM, Chinle, AZ, Kayenta, AZ, and Tuba City, AZ. For more information please contact Gertrude Lee, Chief Prosecutor, at and see the position description.

Department of the Interior National Indian Gaming Commission

Legal Fellow, Office of General Counsel, Washington D.C. The Commission’s primary mission is to work within the framework, created by the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) for the regulation of gaming activities conducted by tribes on Indian lands, to fully realize IGRA’s goals. For more information see the attachment or click here. Application closes April 8, 2019.

Association on American Indian Affairs

Cultural Sovereignty Fellowship, Washington D.C. This position will support the development of national policy in Indian affairs, and provide research, analysis and writing to support programs that include youth education, juvenile justice issues, Indian child welfare, sacred site protection, repatriation, protection of cultural heritage, federal acknowledgement, environmental security, and other program issues. Please see the job description or visit the website for more information. Applications are due April 1, 2019.


The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

Associate Tribal Attorney III, Cass Lake, MN. Seeking a recent law school graduate to assist the Legal Department Director with analysis for ongoing legal cases and issues in a broad spectrum of practice areas. This position is also responsible for preparing and analyzing contracts, legal documents, Tribal Codes, Ordinances, and Resolutions. Entry-level candidate preferred, but all qualified applicants will be considered. Please see the attached job description for more information on this position. Please visit to apply.

Tribal Law and Policy Institute

Program Assistant, St. Paul, MN. The Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) is an Indian owned and operated non-profit corporation organized to design and deliver education, research, training, and technical assistance programs that promote the improvement of justice in Indian country and the health, well-being, and culture of Native peoples. TLPI focuses upon collaborative programs that provide critical resources for tribal court systems, victim’s assistance programs, violence against women programs, and others involved in promoting the improvement of justice in Indian country. For more information please visit Deadline to apply, April 15, 2019.

Rosette, LLP

Litigation Associate Attorney, Grand Rapids, MI. Seeking an ambitious and experienced attorney. This firm specializes in representing federally recognized Indian tribes, their governmental entities and agencies, and businesses. For more information please see the job description.

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR)

Tribal Attorney, Environmental Law Attorney, Office of Legal Counsel, Pendleton, OR. Among other demonstrated competencies, applicant should be familiar with federal Indian law, Superfund site assessment and clean-up, CERCLA, RCRA, Clean Water Act(s), Clean Air Act, NEPA, ESA, Nuclear Waste Policy Act and its implementation under DOE 435.1.  For questions contact CTUIR Human Resources at (541)276-3570. Position closing date is April 12, 2019. To apply click here and see the job description for more information.

DNA-People’s Legal Services, Inc.

Seeking the following positions. To apply, email and visit Call (928) 283-3206 for more information.

  • Managing Attorney, Public Defender, Keams Canyon, AZ
  • Staff Attorney, Public Defender, Keams Canyon, AZ
  • Managing Attorney (Civil), Keams Canyon, AZ
  • Staff Attorney (Civil), Keams Canyon, AZ
  • MLP Attorney, Tuba City, AZ
  • Receptionist, Flagstaff, AZ
  • (2) Staff Attorney, Farmington, NM
  • MLP Managing Attorney, Farmington, NM
  • NMVOCA Project Attorney, Farmington, NM
  • Director of Litigation, Window Rock, AZ
  • Director of Information Technology, Window Rock, AZ
  • Community Outreach/Legal Education Coordinator, Window Rock, AZ

The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

Tribal Advocate, LaConner, WA. Represent eligible clients in Swinomish Tribal Court in criminal prosecutions and in Wellness Court hearings, and also provides general advice on a variety of civil matters.  The role of the Tribal Advocate in criminal matters is similar, but not identical to a public defender in the state court system. For more information please see the job description and view the employment application.


See posts from March 15, 2019.