News Profile of Tribal Marriage Equality Initiatives

Here is “These Native-American Tribes Are Pioneering Marriage Equality:The Puyallup Tribe is the latest to join a growing list of Native-American tribes legalizing same-sex marriage, many in states that have banned it.”

Puyallup Judicial and Prosecutor Job Postings

Here’s the Associate Judge posting:

The Puyallup Tribe of Indians is soliciting applications for employment of an Associate Judge for the Puyallup Tribal Court. This is a full-time, Tribal Council appointed, position for an initial term of three years.

As an Associate Judge at the Puyallup Tribal Court, the judge will provide a full range of judicial services by hearing cases in the trial court regarding, but not limited to such issues as, criminal, civil, fishing, hunting, youth dependency, traffic, housing, gaming, and employment.

The statutory prerequisites for employment are: 1) must be a member of a federally recognized Indian tribe; 2) must be over the age of 28 years old; 3) must hold a Juris Doctorate degree and membership to a state bar; and 4) never have been convicted of an offense involving dishonesty or moral turpitude.

Salary for the Associate Judge position is based upon years of service as a judge with the Puyallup Tribe.  Current starting annual salary is $138,673.  In addition to salary, the Puyallup Tribe provides a very generous employee benefits package that includes medical/vision, dental, life insurance and retirement/ 401(k) plan.

Applications and a detailed job description are available at www.puyallup-tribe.com.   Applications and inquiries regarding the Associate Judge position may be submitted or directed to Mr. Tim Reynon, HR Executive Director, Puyallup Tribe of Indians, Human Resources Department, 3009 E. Portland Ave., Tacoma, WA 98404; telephone: 253-573-7866; or by email to tim.reynon@puyalluptribe.com.

The Puyallup Tribe is an urban, Pacific Northwest tribe located on southern end of the Puget Sound near the city of Tacoma, Washington.

And the assistant prosecutor/Indian child welfare presenting officer posting:

The Puyallup Tribe of Indians is soliciting applications for employment of an Assistant Prosecutor/ICW Presenting Officer for the Prosecutor’s Office. This is a full-time, position for an initial term of one year.

The Assistant Prosecutor/ICW Presenting Officer represents the Puyallup Tribe in the enforcement of the Criminal, Juvenile Justice and/or Children’s Codes in Tribal Court proceedings. This position performs the duties of the Assistant Prosecutor/Juvenile/ICW Presenting Officer as assigned by the Senior Prosecutor.

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Young v. Duenas: Wrongful Death Action against Puyallup Tribal Police in Wash. Appellate Court

Here the materials so far in this pending case:

Young Appellant Brief

Duenas Response Brief

Isadore Response Brief

Federal Civil Rights Complaint against Puyallup Tribal Police Dismissed

Here are the materials in Boyd v. Puyallup Tribal Police (W.D. Wash.):

DCT Order to Show Cause

Boyd Magistrate Report

Boyd DCT Order Adopting Magistrate Report