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.

Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission

Outreach Coordinator, Division of Intergovernmental Affairs, Odanah, WI. Coordinate and participate in a range of outreach activities related to GLIFWC’s work, with a focus on Lake Superior protection and restoration, safe fish consumption, invasive species recommendations; Participate from a ceded territory, government-to-government perspective in meetings and activities of the Lake Superior Partnership Workgroup and its Communications Committee; and more. For more information please see the position description. Application closes August 7, 2020.

The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA)

Development Director, Portland, Oregon. NICWA works to support the safety, health, and spiritual strength of American Indians and Alaska Native children along the broad continuum of their lives. We support tribes in building capacity to prevent child abuse and neglect through positive systems change at the state, federal, and tribal levels. The development director will lead the overall fundraising and member relations efforts including, but not limited to, personal gift solicitation, corporate and foundation programming, annual fund development, membership relations, tribal solicitations, fundraising event activities, and development communications. For the full job description and our employment application please see the job description and visit the  website. To apply, email your completed application, cover letter, and resume to Nicole Stewart at This position closes on July 10, 2020.

DNA – People’s Legal Services

Managing Attorney and Staff Attorney. DNA’s main office, as well as DNA’s Fort Defiance branch office, are located in Window Rock, Arizona. DNA also has branch offices in Chinle, Arizona, Tuba City, Arizona, Flagstaff, Arizona, on the Hopi BIA judicial compound near Keams Canyon, Arizona, and Farmington, New Mexico.

DNA – People’s Legal Services (“DNA”) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit legal aid organization that provides free civil legal services to low-income people who otherwise could not afford to hire an attorney. DNA is committed to providing high quality legal services to persons living in poverty on the Navajo, Hopi and Jicarilla Apache Reservations, and in parts of Northern Arizona, Northwest New Mexico, and Southern Utah. DNA legal staff practice in tribal, state, federal, and administrative courts. You may feel free to contact me at 928-206-6067 or via email at for any questions or concerns about the revisions.

Midwest Environmental Advocates

Post-Graduate Legal Fellowship, Madison, WI (or remote options possible). Uses litigation, community organizing, and advocacy to fight for clean air, water, and open government in Wisconsin. The position will commence in the fall of 2021, although an earlier fellowship start date will be considered. Please submit a short fellowship proposal (1-2 pages), resume, transcript, writing sample, and list of three references to Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis but preference given to those who apply before July 15, 2020. See the position description for more information.

Swanson, Drobnick & Tousey, P.C.

Associate Attorney, Woodbury, MN. The Associate Attorney will represent individuals, businesses and tribes in a wide variety of legal matters, including family law, criminal, child protection, business and governance, and may travel throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin to meet the needs of our clients. The position is open until filled. Submit cover letter and resume to Heidi A. Drobnick at Writing samples and references will be requested on a case-by-case basis.

See posts from June 12, 2020.