Here is the order in In re: Gaming Ordinance of Ponca Tribe of Nebraska:
The earlier federal court materials are here.
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.
Here is the petition captioned Comanche Nation of Oklahoma v. Zinke [but presumably will switch to Comanche Nation of Oklahoma v. Bernhardt]:
Whether the “former reservation” exception permitting lands acquired by the United States in trust for an Oklahoma Tribe after the effective date of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 to be devoted to gaming purposes, is applicable to lands not subject to Tribal jurisdiction prior to the acquisition.
Lower court materials here.
Here are the materials in City of Council Bluffs v. United States Department of Interior (S.D. Iowa):
I know it’s complicated. For the most part, the court’s decision favors Ponca and NIGC….
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tribal Prosecutor (originally posted 9/8/17), Black River Falls, W.I. The position hours are Monday-Friday 8 AM-4:30 PM. Pay depends on qualifications. Interested applicants should submit an application, resume, and transcripts if they are within 2-5 years of graduating law school. Applicants may visit the Ho-Chunk nation website to apply.
DNA-People’s Legal Services
Snoqualmie Indian Tribe
Staff Attorney. Provides legal advice, representation, and services regarding a broad range of matters arising in the operation of the Snoqualmie Tribal Government and its various departments, subject to the direction and oversight of the In-House Tribal Attorney. This is an exempt position that reports to the In-House Tribal Attorney. Closes Saturday, December 2, 2017.
Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe
Public Defender(RFP), Kingston, W.A. Seeking proposals from qualified candidates to provide Public Defender services in criminal matters within the jurisdiction of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Community Court. The Public Defender shall assist individuals understand the criminal charges filed, possible outcomes of those charges, the procedures the court is required to follow and to represent defendants throughout the process. The Public Defender must be licensed to practice law in Washington State or eligible as a Rule 9 and under the direction of a supervising attorney. Proposals due by 4:30 PM PT on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe
Prosecuting Attorney, Lower Brule, S.D. Represent the Tribe in prosecution of adults committing criminal acts within tribal jurisdiction, including fish and wildlife offenses.
Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University
(3) Faculty Positions, Indigenous and Aboriginal Law, Northern Land Use Law, Thunder Bay, O.N. Candidates will be appointed as Full, Associate or Assistant Professors, depending on qualifications, teaching, and research experience. These appointments will commence in the summer of 2018 and offer excellent opportunities to join Ontario’s newest law school and contribute to its unique focus on the legal issues of Northern Ontario.
Pascua Yaqui Tribe
Deputy Prosecutor, Tuscon, A.Z. Provide professional legal services of considerable difficulty in criminal and juvenile prosecution, some child-welfare (custodial) litigation and occasionally may assist the Chief Prosecutor with managing the Prosecutor Office.
Staff Attorney, Hood River, O.R. Responsible for working with Riverkeeper’s legal team and other staff to develop and execute Riverkeeper’s legal and policy work, including representing Riverkeeper in litigation and administrative processes. The Staff Attorney work plan will focus on deepening Riverkeeper’s relationship and solidarity work with Columbia River tribes and tribal organizations. Application deadline is Monday, December 4, 2017.
National Indian Gaming Commission
Summer 2018 Interns, Washington D.C. NIGC’s internships are highly competitive. Interns are selected on the basis of their overall applications. Due to the nature of NIGC’s practice, experience or demonstrated interest in Indian law or a background in Indian affairs or gaming is highly desirable. Deadline is Friday, December 1, 2017.
Other jobs posted this week:
Contractual Evaluator(RFP), Grand Traverse Bands of Ottawa and Chippewa (11/6/17)
Previous Friday Job Announcements: 11/3/17