Friday Job Announcements

To post an open Indian law or leadership job to Turtle Talk, send the following information to

  1. In the email body, a typed brief description of the position which includes
    • position title,
    • location (city, state),
    • main duties,
    • closing date,
    • and any other pertinent details such as links to application;
  2. An attached PDF job announcement.

Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians Tribal Court

Chief Judge (part-time), Placerville, CA. Please see the link for a description of the main duties and application process. The position will be open until filled but we hope to have a Chief Judge selected and installed by October 1, 2020.

Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe

Senior Associate General Counsel, Isabella County, MI. Responsible for representing the Tribe in all judicial and administrative forums and in the Tribe’s governmental and business relations with all persons, organizations and entities, public and private, as directed by General Counsel. The Senior Associate General Counsel will supervise and coordinate the work of the all Associate General Counsel positions. Please visit the link for more information and to apply.

Native American Rights Fund

Summer 2021 Law Clerks. NARF is currently seeking candidates for its Summer 2021 Clerkships. Each year, NARF conducts a nation-wide search for law students to participate in its Law Clerk Program. Positions are available in all three of NARF’s offices: Anchorage, AK; Boulder, CO; and Washington, D.C. Please indicate your office preference in your cover letter. Application closes September 18, 2020. For more information and how to apply, please see the flyer.

Lummi Nation

Deputy Tribal Prosecutor I, Bellingham, WA.The Deputy Tribal Prosecutor works within the Office of the Reservation Attorney under the direction of the Legal Director, and represents the Lummi Nation in criminal and civil proceedings before tribal, federal, state, and local courts. The Legal Director evaluates the job performance of the Deputy Tribal Prosecutor. Application is open until filled. To obtain application click here or request by e-mail


Associate Attorney or Senior Associate Attorney, Mid-Pacific regional office, Honolulu, HI. Depending on the successful candidate’s years of experience, this position can either be an Associate Attorney or Senior Associate Attorney level. The term for this position is three years. For more information please see the job description.

Quinault Indian Nation

RFQ.  The Quinault Indian Nation in Taholah, Washington is seeking a Chief Judge for the Quinault Tribal Court.  Please see the detailed RFQ document for proposal qualifications and requirements.  Proposals must be submitted by October 9, 2020.  Anticipated start date will be early January, 2021.  Proposals and/or questions about the RFQ should be submitted to

Alaska Legal Services Corporation

Native Law Staff Attorney, Bethel, AK or Anchorage, AK. This position provides direct representation to Association of Village Council Presidents (“AVCP”) member Tribes. The attorney represents tribal clients in state court Child in Need of Aid proceedings related to the Indian Child Welfare Act (“ICWA”) in collaboration with AVCP advocates, and advocates on behalf of the Tribe for their youth and families. The attorney will have the opportunity to participate in impact litigation, and provide advice and support to tribes on issues related to child welfare. See attached job description, or visit for more information. Resume, writing sample, and references should be sent to, referencing “Native Law Staff Attorney” in the subject line. Posting remains open until position filled. 

Michigan State University

Associate Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, East Lansing, MI. The position is responsible for implementing, facilitating, and supporting diversity and inclusion training efforts in the ODEI. Will create and implement programming for faculty, staff, and student professional development, and structural and cultural diversity and equity initiatives in the college. Will also advise and support currently enrolled graduate students in CANR and represent graduate student concerns. For more information please visit the link. Application closes August 27, 2020 ET.

Echaga Corporation
CEO, Pine Ridge, SD. Echaga Corporation is a legal corporate entity wholly-owned by the Oglala Sioux Tribe and is the economic and business development arm of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. Echaga is accepting applications for a CEO until the position is filled. Please submit application materials to Jennifer Bear Eagle, Lead In-House Counsel for the Oglala Sioux Tribe,

See posts from August 7, 2020.