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.

Lewis & Clark Law School

(2) Faculty, Portland, OR. invites applications from entry level candidates for two positions to begin in the 2021-22 academic year. We seek candidates who could teach constitutional law, criminal law, criminal procedure, evidence, and related courses. Information about Lewis & Clark Law School is available here. Interested persons should send a resume or c.v., references, a writing sample, and an indication of specific teaching interests to Kerry Rowand, Executive Assistant, by email. For more information please see the position description or visit the website.

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community

Assistant Tribal Prosecutor, Baraga, MI. The Assistant Tribal Prosecutor shall represent the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community throughout all phases of criminal and child neglect or dependency cases in Tribal Court. The closing date is August 31, 2020 at 4:00pm. The application can be found here.

Cowlitz Indian Tribe

Staff Attorney, Longview, WA. Draft legal documents, contract language, letters, and testimony; Review and analyze contracts and legal documentsconducts legal research; Assists with litigation for the Tribeincluding negotiationsmediationlegal research, discovery, motion practice, oral argument, trial and appeal; and more. The application is open until filled. Please see the attached job description for more information.

The Mescalero Apache Tribe

Chief Judge, Mescalero is located in southcentral New Mexico (2 hours north of El Paso, TX and 3 hours south of Albuquerque, NM). Responsible for fairly and impartially hearing and deciding judicial matters within the jurisdiction of the Mescalero Apache Tribal Court and ensuring the efficient and effective operation of the Court. For more information and to apply, please see the job description.

The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA)

Development Director, Portland, OR. Interested applicants may visit our website at, or see the attached job description for instructions on how to apply. The closing date for this position is September 11. Questions and submissions may be directed to, or (503) 222-4044.

Ziontz Chestnut

Associate Attorney, Seattle, WA. Seeking an entry-level associate with a strong academic background and 0-3 years of experience (including judicial clerkships) to join its practice beginning in fall 2021 (and possibly earlier depending on availability).  Applicants should send their cover letter, resume, law school transcript and one writing sample representing predominantly their own written work as a single PDF file by September 30, 2020, to Hiring Attorney at or 2101 Fourth Avenue, Suite 1230, Seattle, WA, 98121.  For more information, visit the website.  Please see the job description for more information.

Rossette LLP

Associate Attorney, Grand Rapids, MI. Advise tribes and tribally owned businesses on all things related to non-gaming economic development, including but not limited to the following: business entity creation and dissolution, corporate governance, contract review, conduct legal diligence necessary for real estate transactions and corporate acquisitions, compliance with tribal law, compliance with federal consumer protection law, and advise on appropriate corporate legal structures for acquisitions and new ventures. Application closes September 4, 2020.

Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance

Upper Midwest Regional Seed Cooperative Manager. The ideal candidate should be a dynamic individual who is deeply passionate about the Indigenous food and seed sovereignty movement with excellent virtual and online communication and project management skills. Research and co-facilitate the pilot year of setting the foundation for the first regional Indigenous Seed Growers Cooperative; Works with National Program Director to develop and implement curriculum and listening sessions based on the needs of the region; Works with National Program Director to develop strategic plans for the regional Seed Cooperative and ISKN network; and more. Deadline to apply is Sept 15th by 11:59 pm PST.

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