Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Fridays. Any posts received prior to 12pm EST on Friday will appear in that Friday’s announcements. If you would like to submit a post for an open Indian law or leadership job, please send a brief description of the position (which includes position title and location) as well as a PDF job announcement to


Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi

Legal Intern, Fulton, MI. Under the direction of the Chief Legal Counsel and Tribal Attorney, the incumbent provides professional and administrative support to the Chief Legal Counsel and the Staff Attorney.  For more information visit the link. Application closes Monday, March 18, 2019.

The Navajo Nation

Law Clerk Intern (summer), Department of Justice, Office of the Prosecutor, multiple worksite locations: Window Rock, AZ, Crownpoint, NM, Ramah, NM, Tohajiilee, NM, Shiprock, NM, Chinle, AZ, Kayenta, AZ, and Tuba City, AZ. For more information please contact Gertrude Lee, Chief Prosecutor, at and see the position description.


Seneca Nation

Request for Proposals, Allegany and Cattaraugus Territories located in Western New York. The Seneca Nation desires to enter into a contractual agreement with the selected attorney and is interested in establishing and maintaining a long-term, working relationship. Interesting parties shall submit proposal by April 1, 2019. More details can be found on the RFP.

Colorado River Indian Tribe

Legal Aid Director, Parker, AZ. Please see the job description for more information regarding client contact, attorney, and administrative duties. The site to find the downloadable application is

Deputy Attorney General, Parker, AZ. The Deputy Attorney General works with Tribal Council and all Tribal Departments and Enterprises, under the supervision of the Attorney General. For more information please see the job description. Application closes April 8, 2019. The site to find the downloadable application is

Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians

Tribal Attorney – ACFS, Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Under the direction of the Child Placement Program Director and the General Counsel, the Tribal Attorney – ACFS represents the interests of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Indian Child Welfare cases in state courts.  The position is also responsible for performing the duties of the Prosecutor’s Office related to child welfare and related cases in the absence of the Tribal Prosecutor. For more information please see the job description.


Housing Director, Marksville, LA. Manage the operations of the housing program by directing and coordinating activities consistent with the established goals, objectives and policies of the Indian Housing Plan (IHP), and any other funding sources. For more information please see the job description.

Attorney General, Marksville, LA. This position is responsible for protecting all Tribal assets, defending the integrity of the Tribe, assisting and advising all Tribal entities in their pursuit of progress on behalf of Tribal members, and managing and providing legal services and representation to the Tribe, its Tribal Council, its Tribal Government, and its Tribal Entities. For more information please see the job description.

Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor

Attorney-Adviser, Division of Indian Affairs, Washington D.C. The incumbent will serve as a staff Attorney-Adviser providing legal advice and guidance to the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE). GS-14, application closes on March 22, 2019. Please visit the link for more information.

The University of Arizona College of Law, Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy (IPLP)

Director, IPLP Tribal Justice Clinic (full-time fiscal year-to-year appointment), Tucson, AZ. This position will be involved in the IPLP Program’s teaching, research, and service work in promoting the protection, promotion and advancement of the human rights of American Indian and other indigenous peoples, organizations and communities around the world. Please see the job description or click here for more information.

Director, IPLP Tribal Justice Clinic (Tenure Track), Tuscon, AZ. This position will be involved in the IPLP Program’s teaching, research, and service work in promoting the protection, promotion and advancement of the human rights of American Indian and other indigenous peoples, organizations and communities around the world. Please see the job description or click here for more information.

The Legislative Branch for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe

(2) Legislative Staff Attorneys, Onamia, MN. Assist the Chief Legislative Counsel in the amending, revision, and creation of Band Legislation. In order to aid in the development of progressive and practical legislation for the Band, Legislative Staff Attorneys are required to collaborate on committees with staff from all three branches of the Band’s government, attend legislative sessions, and occasionally travel to the Band’s multiple districts within the state of Minnesota. See the job description for more information.

Rosette, LLP

Litigation Associate Attorney, Grand Rapids, MI. Seeking an ambitious and experienced attorney. This firm specializes in representing federally recognized Indian tribes, their governmental entities and agencies, and businesses. For more information please see the job description.

Friends Committee on National Legislation

Congressional Advocate, Washington D.C. The Congressional Advocate on Native American Policy manages the Native American Advocacy program, keeping track of legislation and funding proposals that affect Native Americans, communicating with Congress about selected bills and issues, and lobbying on legislation that is important to Indian country. Please see the description for more information. Application closes June 1, 2019.

Port Madison Enterprises

Legal Office Manager/Board Coordinator, Suquamish WA. This position assists in the management and conduct of the analysis of policy issues, proposed tribal, state or federal legislation, or other items of special concern to the Port Madison Enterprises (“PME”) Legal Department, and the PME Board of Directors; performs complex paralegal duties requiring a high degree of knowledge of legal concepts, issues, and research; and is required to oversee the work of Administrative Assistants, Legal Secretaries, and/or Paralegals. Please see the job description for more information.

See posts from March 8, 2019.





Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Friday. Additional announcements may appear throughout the week. If you would like your Indian law or leadership job posted on Turtle Talk, please email

Little River Holdings (Little River Band of Ottawa Indians)

Little River Holdings LLC, a wholly owned enterprise of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, is accepting proposals from consultants to facilitate a development project.  If you have experience in some or all of the following areas and are interested in bidding, please contact us for a Request for Proposal Packet. Areas of expertise required are: Real Estate Development Planning, Financial Projections, Debt/Equity Projections, Grant Procurement, Securing of Investors/Lenders, Construction Monitoring, and Compliance and Asset Management. You can show interest and request the packet at or Deadline for showing interest is April 1, 2018, and the deadline for submitting the proposal is April 30, 2018.

Pueblo of Isleta

Associate General Counsel, Isleta, N.M. Under the direction of General Counsel, the Associate General Counsel provides professional legal counsel in the areas of tribal government, federal-tribal relations, jurisdiction issues, environmental and natural resources law and policy, economic development, tribal business enterprise, and employment issues. Works to protect tribal assets and preserve tribal sovereignty. The Pueblo is looking for someone who is a member of the New Mexico bar and has at least three years of relevant experience.

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

Summer Law Clerk, Office of Legal Counsel, Pendleton, O.R. The OLC is looking for a summer law clerk, who may work on up to two projects: (1) research concerning historic CTUIR specific cases; and/or (2) work with a project team research project concerning reservation boundaries. Clerk(s) will work on site with occasional remote locations for associated tasks. Applications close April 18, 2018.

Navajo Nation

Summer Law Clerk, Department of Justice, Window Rock, A.Z. The Navajo Nation Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking energetic and motivated candidates for multiple funded summer law clerk positions in the following areas of practice:

  • Natural
  • Tax and Finance,
  • Litigation,
  • Employment,
  • Human Services,
  • Government Services,
  • Economic Development,
  • Gaming,
  • Water Rights, and
  • Direct Legal Services for Navajo Relocate

Interested candidates must be enrolled in an ABA accredited law school, should have at least taken Federal Indian Law, and should submit their cover letter, resume, transcript and a short (5-10 page) writing sample to Cherie Espinosa at cespinosa@nndoj.orgComplete application packets must be received no later than 5 p.m. Mountain Time on Friday, April 20, 2018. Externally funded applicants strongly encouraged to apply.

Crow Tribe of Indians

Legislative Attorney, Crow Agency, M.T. The Legislature is seeking an attorney to work alongside them in developing and implementing policy that protects and develops the Nation, its people and assets. The job requires both administrative experience and trial experience (to respond to challenges of new, or enforcement of existing, law).

Tohono O’odham Nation

Mining Attorney, Sells, A.Z. The Tohono O’odham Nation is in the preliminary stages of searching for a Mining Attorney on a contract basis. This is not an official request for proposals but we are scoping out the interest and will be sending bid packets to those interested. Please see the attached RFP for the scope of work. Any further questions can be directed to Joshua Rees, Deputy Attorney General at

National Indian Child Welfare Association

Strategic Communications Manager, Portland, O.R. The National Indian Child Welfare Association to promote NICWA’s public image and visibility through a variety of communications media. They will support and work directly under the supervision of the executive director. The strategic communications manager has four key areas of responsibility. Applications close on April 4, 2018.

Association on American Indian Affairs

Cultural Sovereignty Fellowship, Washington, D.C. The Association on American Indian Affairs seeks a recent graduate of an undergraduate, graduate or law degree program to join AAIA for a year in the metro DC area for a paid internship to work on National policy on protecting cultural resources/heritage and Indian child and youth matters. Applications are due by April 23.

Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Miller & Monkman, LLP

Attorney, Anchorage or Juneau, A.K. Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Miller & Monkman, LLP announces an attorney position opening in either our Anchorage, Alaska or Juneau, Alaska office.  The Sonosky Chambers firm specializes in representing Native American interests in a wide range of work involving tribal sovereignty and self-governance, complex litigation, appellate and Supreme Court work, legislative affairs, health care, and a wide range of additional matters.  Additional information about our firm is available at  Interested applicants should have strong credentials and a commitment to representing Native American interests.  We are ideally looking for an entry-level candidate with 0 to 2 years of experience, but all qualified applicants will be considered.  If you have any questions or would like to submit application materials, please send them to Office Manager Sue Tyree at  All applications will be considered on a rolling basis, but we encourage serious applicants to apply by April 15th.

Last week’s postings: March 9, 2018

Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Friday. Some announcements might still appear throughout the week. If you would like your Indian law job posted on Turtle Talk, please email

Senate Indian Affairs Committee

Spring 2018 Law Clerk, Washington, D.C. The Democratic staff of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is offering an unpaid legal clerkship to a current law student or recent law graduate for the Spring of 2018.  The law clerk will be responsible for performing legal research, preparing memoranda for professional staff, participating in preparation for hearings, and composing a variety of written materials.  Law Clerks must be able to write quickly and clearly, be flexible in adjusting to changing circumstances and legislative priorities, and be self-starters capable of taking responsibility for ongoing projects.  Applicants should have an interest in Federal Indian Law.  The clerkship provides an opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge on how a Senate Committee works to pass legislation and conducts oversight on federal agencies, programs and policy implementation. Full-time applicants preferred; part-time applicants welcome.  Interested applicants should apply by emailing a cover letter indicating availability (start date and hours per week), a resume, and brief writing sample to Indicate “Spring 2018 Internship” in the subject line.  All application materials must be submitted by 5:00 pm EST on November 9, 2017. No phone calls or drop-ins please.

National Indian Country Training Coordinator

Behavioral Health Program Manager, Washington, D.C. Will work with the Director of Public Health Policy and Programs to implement project activities, conduct evaluation, prepare reports, identify and address areas for program quality improvement, and write grants to ensure the sustainability of current programs and advance the organization’s behavioral health/public health goals.

Chickasaw Nation

Assistant General Counsel, Ada, O.K. Provides legal advice and consultation to various departments, divisions, or programs of the Nation, participates in routine legal actions, may provide support and/or participate in major legal actions, prepares and reviews contracts and other documents for departments of the Nation.

Previous Friday Job Announcements10/27/2017

Job Posting for Law Clerk for St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Courts

Announcement here.


The Law Clerk for the SRMT Court is responsible for researching and analyzing uniquely intricate, complex and sensitive legal issues and questions for SRMT Judges, assist SRMT Judges in evaluating cases filed with the Court, drafting and preparing proposed orders, decisions and opinions for SRMT Judges, and discussion of pending cases with the SRMT Judges.The Law Clerk will also provide other personal and confidential assistance to the Courts’ Judges.


  • Juris Doctorate degree (JD) from an accredited law school.
  • Experience with Tribal governments.
  • Work experience in federal Indian Law is preferred.