Friday Job Announcements

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  • Main duties
  • Closing date
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House Natural Resources Committee

Staff Director for Indian Affairs. Washington D.C. The SD will work directly with the Counsel’s Office and Director of Legislative Operations to advance tribal legislation, prepare for Committee meetings, and create legislative memos and reference materials for staff and Members of Congress. The SD also supervises legislative employees, including interviewing, training, assigning work, and appraising performance. Closing Date: COB Monday, May 1, 2023.

Navajo Nation

Court Solicitor. Window Rock, AZ. Serves as attorney advisor for court operations, specifically on the development of court rules, forms and standards throughout the Judicial Branch; focuses on development of case management policies and procedures to effectively provide excellent services to court customers; performs analysis and assessment of court operations and case management process; develops procedures and policies to ensure consistent, best practices in the courts; prepares and transmits to the Judicial Conference and the Supreme Court statistical data and reports regarding case management and court operations; serves as the court attorney advisor in conjunction with staff attorneys to provide legal counsel and advice; develops processes for the public and Judicial Branch employees to raise complaints about court processes, court staff and judges; advances objectives to accomplish Administrative Offices of the Courts and judiciary-wide goals and objectives. Open until filled.

Associate Justice. Window Rock, AZ. Under administrative direction of the Chief Justice, performs work of unusual difficulty, hears arguments, reads briefs and conducts research necessary to pass judgment and issue rulings on cases brought before the Navajo Nation Supreme Court; may serve as acting Chief Justice; performs related duties as assigned. Open until filled.

Judicial Hearing Officer. Window Rock, AZ AND Shiprock, NM. Under the administrative supervision of the Chief Justice or his/her designee, this position exercises authority to preside over hearings and dispositions involving the Domestic Abuse Protection Act and Alchinni Bi Beehazannii Act occurring within the respective jurisdictions of the District Courts of the Navajo Nation; performs related work as assigned. Open until filled.

Staff Attorney. Aneth, UT AND Chinle, AZ AND Kayenta, AZ. Under general direction of the Judges of the assigned district, performs work of considerable difficulty in providing complex legal advice and guidance; conducts legal research and drafts legal documents in support of the judges, court solicitor and court administrators; undertakes special projects for the Judicial Branch; performs related duties as assigned. Open until filled.

District Court Judges. Navajo Nation Wide. Under administrative direction of the Chief Justice, performs work of unusual difficulty in presiding over civil, criminal and family court cases; provides policy direction and guidance in the operation of Judicial Districts; performs related duties as assigned. Open until filled.

Traditional Program Specialist. Crownpoint, NM AND Kayenta, AZ. Provide administrative support, recruit, orientate, train and mentor peacemakers;  Recommend and guide individuals and families with follow-up services;  Provide guidance in traditional Navajo healing approaches incorporating both Western, faith-based and Navajo traditional philosophies;  Implement the Peacemaking Program’s traditional curriculum to provide services to youth, adults, families to restore harmony;  Attend trainings and conferences pursuant to established training plans;  Randomly monitor and promote the effectiveness and efficiency of peacemakers;  Assist with written agreements and narratives;  Interview individuals to obtain and verify required case documents and other information;  Performs intake process for individuals or as ordered by the court;  Completes and/or serves notice of peacemaking sessions;  Maintains case management of case files, implements, updates and distributes progress reports;  Enters and retrieves case information using automated database or manual logs;  Schedules peacemaking sessions and records events as they occur;  Shall maintain confidentiality in regards to client information and records at all times.  Provide complex traditional cultural knowledge and teaching of fundamental law. Open until filled.

Environmental Law Institute

Director – Climate Judiciary Project. Washington D.C.  The Environmental Law Institute seeks a dynamic Director to lead its groundbreaking Climate Judiciary Project to educate judges on the science and impacts of climate change.  The Project enjoys widespread support of judges throughout the nation as well as the scientific, legal-scholarly, and philanthropic communities.  Application Deadline: 4/24/23.

Pueblo of Laguna

In-House Attorney. Laguna, NM. Full-time attorney to provide legal advice, draft codes and policies, and protect government interests performing general counsel legal work.  One of three In-house attorneys and works with Pueblo officials and management under supervision of Government Affairs Director.  Mostly transactional with some litigation.  Compensation DOE, open until filled. 

Public Defender. Laguna, NM. Full-time attorney to represent and advocate for adults in criminal cases and juveniles in delinquency cases before Laguna Pueblo Court when accused of violating Pueblo of Laguna law.  Advocates for Pueblo community members to achieve justice and rehabilitation.  One of two legal positions in Community Legal Services division and shares full-time assistant the Pueblo’s legal aid attorney, works under supervision of Government Affairs Director.  Compensation DOE, open until filled.  

Prosecutor. Laguna, NM. Full-time attorney to prosecute adult criminal defendants and juveniles in Laguna Pueblo Court for violating Laguna Pueblo law.  Advocates for the Pueblo to achieve justice and rehabilitation.  Works in office having a full-time assistant and victim’s advocate, and is under supervision of the Pueblo Governor.  Compensation DOE, open until filled. 

National Judicial College

Director. Reno, NV. The National Judicial College is seeking a collaborative and experienced leader to fulfill the position of Director of the National Tribal Judicial Center (NTJC). Under the direct supervision of the Chief Academic Officer, the Director of the NTJC is responsible for managing the education offerings and initiatives of the NTJC.  This position is responsible for ensuring that the financial goals for which you have direct oversight, as enumerated in the annual budget and approved by the board, are met each year. Open until filled.

Secretary Indian Water Rights Office

Program Analyst. Washington, D.C.  This position serves in the Secretary’s Indian Water Rights Office, Department of the Interior.  Responsibilities include: providing liaison services to water rights settlement implementation and negotiation teams nation-wide; briefing policy-level leaders within the Department; facilitating meetings focused on negotiations with various parties to settlements including Tribes, States, and other governmental and non-governmental organizations; conducting research and analyses on issues related to Indian water right and related legal and policy matters; and other duties as more fully described in the job posting.  This is a unique opportunity to work exclusively on water rights settlements nation-wide.  Law school graduates with a strong interest in water rights settlements are encouraged to apply.  The application for this position is open until April 6, 2023.

Puyallup Tribe of Indians

Assistant Prosecutor/Presenting Officer. Tacoma, WA. Responsible for planning, organizing, and directing assigned activities of the Prosecutor’s Office and serves as the Assistant Prosecutor/Presenting Officer for the Tribe. Closing Date: April 7, 2023.

Makah Tribe

Chief of Police. Neah Bay, WA. The Chief of Police is responsible for the direction of all operations of Neah Bay Public Safety. The Chief of Police will lead, plan, organize and direct the overall activities of Neah Bay Public Safety; and establish departmental goals and objectives while delivering efficient and effective public safety services to the community. Overall, responsible for the efficient and effective management of patrol, enforcement, investigation, adult probation, emergency medical services, fire protection and emergency management for optimum service to the Makah Tribe. Closing date: April 14, 2023.

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court

Judicial Clerk (2023 to end of July 2024). Mashantucket, CT. The ideal candidate is a law school student on target to obtain their J.D. before the opening date.  Bar membership is not required for this clerkship.  Duties include attendance at court proceedings, research and analysis of legal issues, drafting of orders and memoranda of decision, and other projects as assigned by the Judges. Deadline to apply is March 31, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.

Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians

RFP – Travel Agency Services. Dowagiac, MI. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is interested in securing the highest quality of corporate travel services through an intuitive and advanced travel booking and management software platform to assist it with maximizing service convince for its travelers, while minimizing travel cost and accurately tracking its travel expenditure patterns. To this end, the Pokagon Band is requesting proposals from travel agencies that can demonstrate knowledge of Federal travel regulations; be able to charge costs to multiple internal departments; and generate invoices and reports outlining costs by category. Furthermore, the Pokagon Band is seeking a travel agency that will honestly put forth its best effort in resolving any travel-related problems or emergencies that may arise while traveling, and an agency that can demonstrate the achievement of cost savings for clients in comparable size and complexity. Open until filled.

Fredrikson & Byron

Real Estate Staff Attorney. Minneapolis, MN. Fredrikson is seeking a staff attorney with wide-ranging transactional real estate experience to join our Real Estate Department. The staff attorney role is intended for an individual with outstanding legal skills who is seeking more predictable working hours and a role without client-marketing or new business generation expectations. The ideal candidate will have related experience including: preparing lease documents and documents for purchase and sale transactions; reviewing title and survey for sale and purchase transactions and for financing transactions; preparing documents to cure title defects; closing real estate sale and purchase and financing transactions; interfacing and negotiating with clients, other attorneys, and title companies; drafting conveyance and other standard real estate documents, such as easements; and managing due diligence for sale and purchase, finance, and lease transactions; preparing mechanic’s lien statements; and managing various types of Torrens proceedings. We are seeking professional individuals with at least five years of real estate legal experience. Outstanding candidates with less experience will be considered. Open until filled.

Indian Law Resource Center

Development Director. Helena MT. The Indian Law Resource Center, an American Indian non-profit organization providing legal assistance to indigenous peoples in the United States and throughout the Americas, is seeking a Development Director with at least six years of experience to develop and carry out our annual fundraising strategy; write, submit and track grant applications and reports; and manage relationships with individual, foundation and government funders, prospects and Center project directors. Open until filled.

New Mexico Legal Aid, Inc

Managing Attorney – Native American Program. Santa Ana Pueblo, NM. For this position, the Managing Attorney is responsible for overseeing the Native American Program including: The provisions of legal services. Supervising staff attorneys, paralegals, and other staff and volunteers. Performing administrative duties, and working in close collaboration with other members of NMLA’s management team. Organizing and participating in community education and outreach activities to the various Pueblo communities. Collaborating with tribal agencies and organizations. Being active in local bar and community activities. March 31, 2023 or until filled.

Tulalip Tribes

Attorney – Child Support. Tulalip, WA. Drafts and reviews various legal pleadings, motions, documents and correspondence necessary to litigate child support cases and meet all applicable time frames and deadlines. Represents the Tulalip Tribes in civil proceedings regarding the Tulalip Child Support Program. Provides legal advice and support to Tulalip Child Support Program staff members. Reviews child support recommendations and worksheets prepared by the Tulalip Child Support  Program. Works cooperatively with Tulalip Child Support Program to ensure timely flow of cases. Drafts and revises Tribal Codes, procedures, templates, and forms. Conducts legal research concerning Tribal, Federal, and State Law. Participates in planning, legal advice and strategy sessions with the Board of Directors and government departments. Open until filled.

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Friday Job Announcements

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

In the email body:

A typed brief description of the position which includes

  • Position title
  • Location (city, state)
  • Main duties
  • Closing date
  • Any other pertinent details, such as a link to the application
  • An attached PDF job announcement or link to the position description

The Hopi Tribe

Deputy General Counsel. Kykotsmovi, AZ. This is a tribal inhouse counsel position for the Hopi Tribe.  The position processes requests for legal review by the Tribal Council and the Tribe’s Officers, Departments and Programs.  These requests can range from contract review to answering and analyzing complex questions of law dealing with natural resources to human resources.  Closing Date – Open until filled.

Chief Prosecutor. Keam Canyon, AZ. The Chief Prosecutor administers the Hopi Tribe’s Office of the Tribal Prosecutor.  He or she is responsible for the prosecution of violations of the Hopi tribal code and pursues dependency matters pursuant to the Hopi Children’s’ Code.  This position works (and coordinates) with Hopi and BIA law enforcement, the FBI and US attorney’s office.  The position also works with the Tribal Council in reviewing the Code and law enforcement matters on the Hopi Reservation.  Importantly, the position prosecutes cases before the Hopi Tribal Courts. Closing Date – Open until filled.

Deputy Tribal Prosecutor. Keam Canyon, AZ. The Deputy is responsible for the prosecution of violations of the Hopi tribal code and pursues dependency matters pursuant to the Hopi Children’s’ Code.  .  This position works (and coordinates) with Hopi and BIA law enforcement, the FBI and US attorney’s office.  The position also works with the Tribal Council in reviewing the Code and law enforcement matters on the Hopi Reservation.  Importantly, the position prosecutes cases before the Hopi Tribal Courts. Closing Date – Open until filled.

Tulalip Tribes

Attorney – Child Welfare. Tulalip, WA. Provides effective consultation and legal advice to Tribal government, including its governing body the Tulalip Tribal Board of Directors, departments, programs, and committees of Tribal governments. Appears in tribal court and state court on behalf of Tulalip Tribes. Provides orientation and training, who is Tulalip’s child welfare team and the tribal council on the application of Title 4.05 Juvenile and Family Code. Represents the Tribe in civil and administrative proceedings. Provides legal representation to the Tribe in intergovernmental relations with federal and state agencies on child welfare issues and related matters. Drafts and revises Tribal Codes. Reviews policies and agreements. Conducts legal research concerning Tribal, Federal, and State Law. Participates in planning and strategy sessions with the Board of Directors and government departments. Represents the Tulalip Tribes child welfare department in Court. Closing Date: April 7, 2023.

Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska

Child Welfare Attorney. Juneau, AK. Providing civil legal representation on child welfare cases and issues. Primary responsibility is to advise the Tribal Family & Youth Services department staff regarding application of the ICWA and other state and federal legislation that impacts Tribal families. Closing date: Open until filled.

Table Mountain Rancheria

Legal Counsel. Friant, CA. Serves as In-House Legal Counsel for Table Mountain Rancheria and its various enterprises. Capable of providing expert advise in Federal Indian Law and the Federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. Performs other duties assigned. Open until filled.

Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor, Southwest Region

Attorney-Adviser. Albuquerque, NM. The incumbent will provide legal support primarily to the Bureau of Reclamation, as well as to other bureaus within the Department of the Interior. The incumbent will provide oral and written legal advice and counsel, will be responsible for administrative litigation, and will assist the Department of Justice on judicial litigation on a variety of matters. The incumbent will focus on water rights matters, water quality regulation, the Reclamation Act, Indian water rights, realty and land title, the National Environmental Policy Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, the Endangered Species Act, and other federal and state laws. The incumbent should have a strong background in federal Indian law. The incumbent may also provide legal support on matters involving general law such as contracts, cooperative agreements, and FOIA; and other matters as assigned. Closing date: March 22, 2023.

Yurok Tribe

Legal Interns for Summer 2023. Klamath, CA or Remote. The Yurok Tribe has the largest membership base of all California tribes, and we are dedicated to protecting our natural resources and way of life. As an intern with Yurok Office of the Tribal Attorney (OTA), you will gain experience working directly with Tribal leadership in areas of environmental law, gaming law, policy development, appellate briefing, and more. Law clerks are a part of our community, and they are invited to cultural events and in-the-field experiences throughout their internship. Applications are currently being accepted on a rolling basis. Positions are open until filled.

University of California Los Angelas

Clinical Supervising Attorney &  Project Director for the Emmett Institute. Los Angeles, CA. The responsibilities of the director include contributing to legislative policy-oriented service and teaching programs and projects as well as the Institute’s research programs, working both within and outside the California Environmental Legislation and Policy Clinic. The attorney will manage legal and legislative policy work and supervise students in the California Environmental Legislation and Policy Clinic and other experiential learning contexts; develop and implement strategic research; supervise interns and volunteers; and perform other tasks in support of the Emmett Institute and the Legislation Clinic, as necessary. Applications will be accepted until March 30th.

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi

Associate Justice. Fulton, MI. The Tribal Council is soliciting letters of interest from qualified individuals interested in being appointed to serve as Associate Justice Pro Tempore on the NHBP Supreme Court. The individual appointed to this position would be appointed to a six-year term of office expiring on April 31, 2025. Letters of interest must be submitted no later than April 7, 2023 to be considered.

The Office of Tribal Justice, U.S. Department of Justice

Attorney Advisors. Washington, DC. Provide advice on significant tribal justice matters and assist in policy and legislative development and review. Provide advice to OTJ leadership on Department components litigating, protecting or otherwise addressing Native American rights and/or related issues. Review proposed legal actions submitted by divisions that require OTJ approval or coordination. Perform legal research on assigned questions or law or policy and prepare reports and memoranda. Assist in coordinating with attorneys and officials of the Department, other government agencies, and interested parties to provide guidance and advice to ensure compliance with statutory, regulatory and policy requirements. Assist in maintaining liaison with federally recognized tribes, and work with the appropriate federal, tribal, state, and local officials, professional associations, and public interest groups. Develop, coordinate and execute special projects as assigned by the Director or the Deputy Director.  Application deadline: March 31, 2023.

Fredrikson & Byron

Energy Regulatory Associate. Minneapolis, MN. We are seeking an Energy Regulatory Associate to join our Energy Department in our Minneapolis office.  This associate will assist with research, drafting memos, motion practice, and due diligence on environmental matters in renewable energy, electric power, transmission, pipeline, advanced biofuels and emerging technology energy sectors.  The firm’s Energy department is seeking an associate who is interested in and committed to growing an energy regulatory practice. Open until filled.

Environmental Associate. Minneapolis, MN. We are seeking an associate with 1-5 years of experience to support our growing environmental practice. This associate will assist with research relating to environmental compliance and enforcement matters; drafting environmental provisions in purchase agreements, contracts, and leases; and the management due diligence on environmental matters in M&A and real property transactions for a wide array of commercial, real estate, industrial, and energy-sector clients. Preferred candidates will have environmental transactional experience and substantive familiarity with state and federal environmental laws. Open until filled.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Rodney B. Lewis Resident – American Indian Law and Policy. Washington D.C.

Under the general supervision and direction of assigned attorney(s), advisor(s) or practice management, and following prescribed department, office and firm procedures, the Rodney B. Lewis Resident assists with projects for the Public Law and Policy practice and the American Indian Law and Policy practice. The American Indian Law and Policy practice provides legal and strategic advice to American Indian tribal governments and other entities that share a commitment to tribal political empowerment, sovereignty and economic development. Our lawyers and consultants design legal strategies, defend tribal rights and formulate public policy recommendations that make it possible for our tribal clients to accomplish their business, legal and political goals. Closing date: May 1, 2023.

Pechanga Band of Indians

Deputy General Counsel. Temecula, CA. The Deputy General Counsel works under the direct supervision of the General Counsel.  The role of Deputy General Counsel provides legal opinions and assistance to the Tribal Council, all departments of the Pechanga Tribal Government, Gaming Commission and Pechanga Development Corporation; oversee work of outside counsel; and limited service to tribal members in matters relating to tribal status.  The Deputy General Counsel provides a broad range of legal services in all aspects of American Indian law, to include but not limited to; employment law, Intellectual Property, Land Use, Indian Child Welfare Act, gaming law, contracts and litigation. Open until filled.

California Tribal Families Coalition

Post-Graduate Legal Fellowship. Sacramento, CA/REMOTE. California Tribal Families Coalition is honored to offer the inaugural San Manuel Tribal Advocacy Fellowship – a new post-graduation position for law students who have lived experience in tribal communities and a demonstrated interest in federal Indian/tribal law or child welfare. The Fellowship is a one-year position and will provide a competitive salary, student loan forgiveness as needed, and mentoring and training in Indian law, specifically in Indian child welfare work. Applicants must be willing to take the California Bar Exam and commit to the one-year position beginning in or around August 2023. Apply by sending a resume, cover letter, 2 letters of recommendation, law school transcripts, writing sample, and short answers to the following prompts: 1) Please describe your interest and experience related to tribal communities; 2) Please describe your interest and experience related to child welfare. The deadline for applications is 11:59 PM Pacific on April 10, 2023.

RWE Offshore Wind GmbH

Tribal Relations Manager. San Francisco, Sacramento or a city in Humboldt County. Lead efforts to ensure timely response and consistency in Tribal Nation outreach and engagement as the key point of contact for all inquiries for Tribal Nations with an interest in RWE US Offshore projects in the State of California Develop relationships and build RWE’s network with regional, and national, Tribal-related organizations to strengthen RWE’s understanding of Tribal matters and seek opportunities for collaboration to enhance RWE’s work with Tribal Nations Work with team members and consultants to develop, implement, and maintain an annual project-specific Tribal Nation Engagement and Communication Plans Work in conjunction with the RWE US Offshore Development, Government Relations, and Communication teams to prepare, deliver and/or arrange for RWE presentations, and information exchanges with Tribal Nations and organizations Represent RWE at outreach events, including Tribal-related activities, and local, regional and national-level meetings. Open until filled.

Viejas Casino and Resort

Assistant Attorney General. Alpine, CA. The Assistant Attorney General will work in the Office of the Attorney General under the direct supervision of the Attorney General for the Viejas Band. The Assistant Attorney General will work with the Attorney General and Deputy Attorneys General to render legal services to the Viejas Band, including its government departments, enterprises, and elected officials.  Competitive salary depending on experience and comprehensive benefits. Open until filled.

Native Nation Partnerships

Staff Attorney. Madison, WI. Midwest Environmental Advocates (MEA) is hiring a Staff Attorney for Native Nation Partnerships to focus on providing environmental legal support to Native nations and other Indigenous partners within Wisconsin’s borders. The attorney’s work will be guided by the needs and requests of these partners. The attorney will assist Native nations to obtain recognition of their environmental standards by the Environmental Protection Agency and other non-Native governments. The positions will also provide legal support to Native nations when state and federal government agency decisions implicate Tribal environmental sovereignty or other environmental interests. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Forest County Potawatomi Government

Human Resources Director. Crandon, WI. Leads and manages a team of professionals to plan, design and initiate programs in the areas of talent acquisition, talent development, total rewards, HRIS, employee relations, Tribal member recruitment, policy implementation, and investigations. Prepares, reviews, interprets, and analyzes data that supports the creation and execution of the department master strategic plan, including but not limited to short and long-term goals, employee engagement, budgets and grant funding, key performance indicators, and other measurable outcomes. Enforces the Forest County Potawatomi preference system in all hiring, training, and decisions. Closing date: April 17, 2023.

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe

Deputy Solicitor General. Onamia, MN. The Deputy Solicitor General performs legal work involving interpreting laws and regulations; preparing legal opinions, briefs, and other legal documents; rendering legal advice and counsel; consulting with trial attorneys; assisting in preparing cases for trial; drafting bills for legislative consideration, and assisting the Solicitor General in managing the affairs and duties of the function of Solicitor General. Open until filled.

Yakama Nation

Assistant Tribal Prosecutor. Toppenish, WA. The Assistant Tribal Prosecutor provides professional legal prosecutorial work for the Yakama Nation to defend the Treaty of June 9, 1855 and the sovereignty of the Yakama Nation. Provides attorney services in tribal, state and federal courts for the Yakama Nation. Represents the Yakama Nation in criminal prosecutions, civil matters including the Indian Child Welfare Act and dependency matters, may serve as legal advisor to law enforcement. Coordinates with police jurisdictions and other agencies to ensure prosecution activities to serve the interests of the Yakama Nation in protecting the safety of the community. Maintains contact with attorneys and other jurisdictions regarding tribal, state, and federal court matters affecting the Yakama Nation. Closing date: March 30, 2023.

Montana Legal Services Association

Eviction Prevention Intake Specialist. Helena or Billings MT. Offers support, advocacy, information and referrals to families and individuals facing eviction, or with housing issues. This position will serve as the first point of contact for MLSA clients with housing issues. The Eviction Prevention Intake Specialist works with the MT Eviction Intervention Program Team to conduct client intakes and offer holistic, client-based support to prevent eviction and enhance the housing stability of MLSA clients. Open until filled.

Staff Attorney for Family Violence Survivors. Red Lodge or Livingston, MT. The position will provide poverty law services to domestic violence victims throughout the state of Montana, concentrating their work in Carbon, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, Park and Meagher counties. Poverty law services will primarily be in the area of family law and orders of protection, although other areas of law, such as housing, public benefits and consumer, will be addressed as appropriate to the client. Open until filled.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community

Tribal Attorney. Baraga, MI. General knowledge of law with emphasis on applicable current case law, statutes and regulations relating to Indian tribes. Knowledge of and experience with the operation of court systems. Individuals with experience in Indian law and litigation desired. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Must work effectively with other people at a variety of ages and levels. Competency in various computer programs. Able to work independently to get a project completed. Open until filled.

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Nez Perce Tribe

Hanford Project Legal Policy Analyst, Environmental Restoration and Waste Management Program, Lapwai I.D. The ERWM program’s role is to protect the Tribe’s treaty-reserved right at the Hanford Site in the state of Washington, regulate air quality on the Tribe’s Reservation in the state of Idaho, and oversee emergency response planning on the Reservation. The ideal candidate will be a team player; will have sound judgement, accompanied by excellent research, writing, and communication skills; the ability to analyze complex factual, legal, and policy issues; the ability to delve deeply into environmental strategies and projects related to the Tribe’s interests at the Hanford Site; and the ability to respond to a wide array of environmental issues that require prompt and accurate analysis. The Tribe offers an attractive compensation package, including: medical and life insurance, a matching 401(k) contribution, and a generous leave policy. Applicants must have relevant experience with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school. Applicants must also pass a criminal background check with no criminal convictions, hold membership in good standing with state bar, have a minimum of one (1) year of legal practice experience, and have a positive work history, and a valid driver license with the ability to be insured under the Tribe’s policy. The Tribe is a drug-free work environment; pre-employment drug testing is required. Experience with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and experience working on behalf of Indian tribes or other governments is preferred. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, 5-10 page writing sample, three (3) references, a Nez Perce Tribe application, and a current motor vehicle report from the state(s) where you have been licensed to drive within the last three (3) years. Applications close on March 16, 2018.

Ho-Chunk Nation

Tribal Counsel, Ho-Chunk Nation, W.I. The Tribal Counsel performs a wide variety of legal work representing the Nation as a government, its departments, boards, and commissions. The Tribal Counsel will prepare pleadings for hearings and other legal proceedings; perform legal research; provide courtroom representation; advocate for federal, state, and tribal statutory, regulatory, and policy changes that provide the best protections for the Nation; and other duties as assigned. Interested applicants should submit an application, resume, and transcripts. Applications close on March 9, 2018.

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes

Deputy Tribal Prosecutor, Fort Hall, I.D. The Deputy Prosecutor investigates, compiles, and presents cases in the Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Court on behalf of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes. The caseload is mainly focused on criminal matters, but will include juvenile, child support, child protection, and other cases as assigned. The Deputy Prosecutor completes work in compliance with the Shoshone-Bannock Law and Order Code; Ordinances; Resolutions; and internal protocols, policies, and procedures. The Deputy Prosecutor assists the Chief Prosecutor in handing managerial and administrative duties. A complete application must be submitted to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Personnel Department no later than 5pm on March 9, 2018.

Assistant Tribal Prosecutor, Fort Hall, I.D. The Assistant Prosecutor investigates, compiles, and presents cases in the Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Court on behalf of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes. The caseload is mainly focused on criminal matters, but will include juvenile, child support, child protection, and other cases as assigned. The Assistant Prosecutor completes work in compliance with the Shoshone-Bannock Law and Order Code; Ordinances; Resolutions; and internal protocols, policies, and procedures. The Deputy Prosecutor assists the Chief Prosecutor in handing managerial and administrative duties. A complete application must be submitted to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Personnel Department no later than 5pm on March 9, 2018.

First Alaskans Institute

For either of the following positions, please consult this website. To apply, please submit your letter of interest, current resume, three current professional letters of recommendation, and three personal references from people other than those writing letters of recommendation to

Indigenous and Governmental Affairs Strategist, Anchorage, A.K. The Indigenous and Governmental Affairs Strategist plays an important role within the Alaska Native Policy Center (ANPC) to build relationships, connections, and unity to amplify the self-determination of our peoples through advancing and protecting Alaska Native ways of living, being and knowing. This position responds to the growing need within our Alaska Native community to host difficult dialogues that advance our Native peoples, social justice and self-determination through policy change and healing for the advancement of our collective and cultural ways of life.

Indigenous Knowledge Advocate, Anchorage, A.K. The Indigenous Knowledge Advocate identifies and carries out critical knowledge sharing, research, and analysis to produce technical and culturally relatable content that speaks to the hearts and minds of the Alaska Native and broader Alaskan community on the issues we care about. With 10,000+ years of intimate Indigenous knowledge and stewardship methods which allowed for us to be self-sustaining peoples, we have much to draw upon from our ancestral connections to collectively advance as Peoples in today’s context.

Association on American Indian Affairs

Cultural Sovereignty Fellowship, Rockville, M.D. The Cultural Sovereignty Fellowship is a one-year fellowship position. AAIA is seeking recent graduates of undergraduate, graduate or law degree programs; the applicant must have or will graduate between January 2016 and June 2018. The Cultural Sovereignty Fellow 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, sacred site protection, repatriation and protection of cultural heritage. A successful applicant will receive a stipend starting at $35,000 depending on the applicant’s degree program and level of experience.

Yurok Tribe

Associate General Counsel, Northern California. This is a full-time regular position. Salary ranges from $60,904 to $94,898. This position includes medical, dental, and vision; benefits include sick and vacation pay. To apply, please visit, or call (707) 482-1350 for more information.


Other postings this week: Request for Proposal: IGRA and AZ State Gaming Compact (Feb. 28, 2018)

Previous Week’s Announcements: Feb. 23, 2018.