Maurisa Bell grew up on the Wind River Reservation in Riverton, Wyoming. She is an enrolled member of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and was also raised around her Northern Arapaho family. In 2015, she graduated from Montana State University in Bozeman, MT and completed the Pre-Law Summer Institute program during the summer of 2016. While in law school, Maurisa served as Vice President and Treasurer for the MSU-NALSA, an Area representative for National-NALSA, and volunteered as a student mentor for the Indigenous Law and Policy Center.
She spent her summers in Washington, D.C. working for the Department of Justice’s Office of Tribal Justice; the National Indian Gaming Commission; and Dentons, US LLP in their Native American Law and Policy practice group. She is a dedicated and driven leader who, in just a few weeks, will graduate from the Michigan State University College of Law.
Maurisa will work for Dentons upon graduation, pursuing her passion in helping tribes and tribal communities.
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Plaintiff’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction is GRANTED on the following terms: in accordance with the Gourneau Letter (Doc. 97-1), Defendants shall refrain from approving 638 contracts for multi-tribal, shared services without the approval, via tribal government resolution, of both the Northern Arapaho Tribe and the Eastern Shoshone Tribe.
Date Posted: 6/2/2015 Employer: Eastern Shoshone Tribe Location: Ft. Washakie, WY Job Type: Full-Time Salary: DOE
The Eastern Shoshone Office of Attorney General is seeking an experienced attorney to serve as Assistant Attorney General. The Assistant Attorney General provides legal advice, representation, assistance and support to the Eastern Shoshone tribal government, its departments and enterprises. The job location offers an excellent quality of life including access to incredible outdoor opportunities in the Wind River Mountain range.
Current active state bar licensure in any state is required, and expectation is that within one (1) year of hire the applicant will obtain licensure in the state of Wyoming; and
Must be licensed or have the ability to be licensed in the Eastern Shoshone and Arapaho Tribal Court within ninety (90) days of hire; and
Must possess knowledge of tribal, state, and federal law, regulations, and administrative procedures; and
Federal Indian law knowledge or experience required; proven record of ability to work directly with tribal governments preferred; and
Must have at least four (4) years legal experience.
This position requires compliance with all Eastern Shoshone Tribe employee policies and regulations. The Eastern Shoshone Tribe is a drug-free workplace. Indian preference applies. All qualified applicants will be considered.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and completed Eastern Shoshone Employment Application to Karen LaCroix, Human Resources Office, P.O. Box 538, Ft. Washakie, WY 82514. Call (307) 332-2005 for more information or to request an Eastern Shoshone Tribe Employment Application.