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

Pokagon Band of Potawatomi

Probation Officer, Dowagiac, MI. Full-time

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe

Assistant Tribal Attorney, Flandreau, SD. All applicants must apply by March 10, 2017 by 5:00 P.M. (CST), and late applications will not be considered. For the complete application instructions and a full job announcement, please contact Seth Pearman, Tribal Attorney at (605) 573-4206 or

Association of Village Council Presidents

Tribal Justice Director, Bethel, AK. Full-time

Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe

Tribal Court Clerk, Darrington, WA. To apply: employment application

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe

Staff Attorney, Awkwesasne, NY. Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses) and proof of native preference eligibility (Status Card or letter) by email to or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 412 State Route 37, Akwesasne, NY 13655. Applicants must clearly outline that they meet the qualification requirements on their resume.

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

Morongo Band of Mission Indians

Tribal Attorney, Full Time, Salary D.O.E.

BASIC DUTIES: Under the direction of the In House General Counsel, the Tribal Attorney shall represent the interests of the Morongo Tribal Government, Morongo Tribal Administration, various Morongo Tribal programs, including but not limited to direct representation in tribal and state court of the Morongo Child and Family Services Department and other Morongo Tribal government / programmatic interests as directed by the In House General Counsel.

EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION: Admitted to practice law and in good standing with the California Bar Association. One (1) year of legal experience working for an Indian Tribe, or a firm representing Tribal interests, or three (3) years of legal experience involving trial work in family law, elder law, child welfare or the Indian Child Welfare Act at the state, tribal or federal level, or other legal experience involving Indian law or related areas. Must have proven excellent past work record evidenced by favorable references from past employers. If no past employer, then letter of reference from either one California State Court Judge or two attorneys admitted to practice in the state in which they practice.  A Juris Doctor Degree from a recognized law school and membership in the California Bar Association. Must have a good academic law school recorded evidenced by law school transcripts.

APPLY: Submit your resume and letter of interest by email: or fax 951-922-0321. Visit our website at for employment application.  Interviews are by appointment only. Call 951-755-5180 for more information.

Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians

Tribal Court Clerk, Dowagiac, MI

Responsibilities: Ensure clerical duties and responsibilities of the Tribal Court are met.  Assist Court Administrator in the development of judicial and Tribal Court infrastructure.  Fulfill a full range of clerical responsibilities including but limited to accept and file pleadings, prepare case files, data entry, developing procedures and processes.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in related field required. Relevant experience in lieu of degree may be considered. Completion of a Paralegal Certificate Program Degree preferred. Three years of prior clerical work experience required. Two years of prior clerking experience in a court strongly preferred.

Salary/Benefits: Salary is based on experience and education. Full benefits including medical, dental, optical and retirement plan.

Closing Date: November 11, 2016

Applications:  applications and resumes accepted through our online career center at

Yurok Tribe

Deputy General Counsel, Full Time Regular $72,999/$86,806, FF Date for these positions are 11/18/16. For more info visit or call (707) 482-1350 ext 1376.

National Indian Gaming Commission

Assistant Director of Compliance, Washington D.C. Closes 11/16/16.

Cross Deputization for Pokagon Band of Potawatomi and County Officers

Link to South Bend Tribune article here.


In the meantime, the deal will allow tribal police officers to enforce Indiana laws in St. Joseph County, including on the 1700 acres of Pokagon land near North Liberty and the 166 acres between Prairie Avenue, Locust Road and the St. Joseph Valley Parkway.

“With the Pokagon Band restoring the tribal village here in South Bend, we thought it was our duty to work with St. Joseph County to enhance public safety in this area,” said tribal Chairman John Warren.

Goshen, IN Schools Drop R-Name Nickname

Here are several news stories, some detailing the involvement of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians:

Redskins mascot no more in Goshen: School board votes 5-2 to drop name

THE END OF GOSHEN ‘REDSKINS’: So, where do we go from here?”

“Goshen Redskins mascot to be retired Jan. 1, 2016”

NAICJA Final Panel, Incorporating Peacemaking Into State Courts

Peacemaking Panel

Judge Michael Petoskey, Judge Tim Connors, Judge Lorintha Umtuch

Sharing information on the formation of and experiences with the Washtenaw County Peacemaking Court.

Indiana Alternative Medicaid Expansion Plan Rejected for Failure to Consult with Tribe



A federal agency has asked the Pence administration to resubmit its proposal for an alternative Medicaid expansion because Indiana’s initial application didn’t include input from a band of Potawatomi Indians.


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services returned the state’s proposal last month, two weeks after the state submitted the plan. Federal officials wrote that they could not begin their formal review until Indiana consulted the tribe.

“Specifically, at time of submission, the state did not meet the requirements for tribal consultation with the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians,” wrote Angela Garner, the acting director of the federal agency’s division of state demonstrations and waivers.