Seventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Employment Action against Oneida Housing

Here are the materials in Delebreau v. Danforth:


Opening Brief

Response Brief


Lower court materials here.

Federal Court Grants Full Faith and Credit to Wisconsin Oneida Family Court Judgment

Here are the materials in The Chesapeake Life Insurance Co. v. Parker (E.D. Wis.):

13 Defendant_s Motion for Summary J

22 Skenandore Response

23 Parker Response

24 Reply

28 DCT Order Denying MSJ

34 DCT Order

Federal Court Dismisses Employee Action against Wisconsin Oneida

Here are the materials in Delebreau v. Danforth (E.D. Wis.):

39 motion to dismiss

45 response

48 opposition

49 reply

56 dct order

Friday Job Announcements

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

Kewerak, Inc.

Staff Attorney, Nome, A.K. Kawerak Incorporated is recruiting for a regular full time Staff Attorney. Our offices are located in Nome, AK. The Staff Attorney provides legal services to the tribal governments in the Bering Strait region. This position will work closely with and be supervised by the General Counsel. The Staff Attorney will provide advice and legal services to the region’s tribes and to Kawerak program staff regarding the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA),  development and implementation of tribal justice systems, tribal laws and policies and other tribal legal matters. The Staff Attorney will also develop programs and take actions which support and expand tribal sovereignty and self-governance, and monitor and analyze legal and political developments affecting tribal government in Alaska and disseminate such information to the tribes. The Staff Attorney is expected to travel frequently to meet with Tribal Councils, and to provide training in such subject areas.

Qualifications include: Law degree from accredited law school required.  Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Alaska, or able to become licensed in Alaska within six months of employment. Working knowledge of Alaska Native legal issues such as ICWA and tribal jurisdiction, preferred. Experience in cross-cultural and rural environments preferred. Two years active practice as an attorney preferred.

This position is subject to requirements regarding criminal and civil child protection history established by Kawerak as incorporated from the Alaska Barrier Crimes Act AS 47.05.310-47.05.390, 7 AAC 10,900-10. Native Preference per PL 93-638. For more information about the position please email To obtain a Kawerak application, please visit – employment opportunities job posts.

Oneida Nation

Family Court Judge, Green Bay, W.I. Responsible for administering the judicial authorities and responsibilities of the Oneida Nation. This position exercises the inherent power to apply and enforce Oneida law as it pertains to children and families. This position will be under an employment contract. Continuation of this position is contingent upon funding allocations. UPDATE 12/19/17: Now open to all applicants.

Department of Justice

AUSA, Criminal Division, District of South Dakota, Pierre, N.D. Advises federal law enforcement agents on criminal investigations, present criminal cases to the grand jury, prepare and argue a broad range of motions, and try criminal cases before the United States District Court. Candidates should be capable of handling a variety of significant and complex criminal prosecutions, including Major Crimes Act violations involving murder, child sex abuse, rape; white collar and economic crime; narcotics and immigration. Closes 12/26/2017.

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