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

Redding Rancheria Tribe

Staff Attorney. A completed job application must be submitted in order to be considered for employment. You can fill out an application online at All certifications, credentials/ licenses, education verification /degrees and/or transcripts, and Indian verification are required to process your application.
Indian preference applies, but we welcome all applicants who wish to apply for this position. To receive Indian preference, certification of Native American heritage needs to be attached to the job application. Please fax your application and proper documents to (530) 242-4563, or you may email it to This position is open until filled.

Oglala Sioux Tribe

In-house Attorney, Pine Ridge, S.D. Requirements: degree from an accredited law school; admitted to practice and in good standing by a State Bar Association; hair follicle drug test; criminal background check; experience working with Tribes and knowledge of federal Indian law. Salary: Five (5) years of Federal Indian Law of legal experience. Interested candidates must submit a Letter of Intent and documents to: Lisa Cummings, Oglala Sioux Tribe, Legal Department, PO Box 2070, Pine Ridge, SD 57770 or email to Telephone number: 605.867.2138.

Meskwaki Nation

Assistant Attorney General, Tama, Iowa. Prior legal experience in areas of Indian housing, environmental issues, ICWA, employment law, Indian gaming, contracts, employment, taxation, jurisdictional issues, and economic development in Indian Country is desirable. Closes August 7, 2017.

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Previous Friday Jobs Announcement: 5/26/17

Ninth Circuit Briefs in Hopland Band of Pomo Indians v. Jewell (ISDEAA Law Enforcement Funding)


Hopland Band Opening Brief

Federal Answer Brief

Hopland Reply Brief

Lower court materials here:

21 Tribal Motion for Summary J

32 US Motion for Summary J

32-1 Cruzan Declaration

34 Tribal Response

38 US Reply

55 DCT Order

We posted on this case here and here.

California Tribes Move for Summary Judgment in Suit to Force Interior to Contract for Law Enforcement Services

Here is the motion in Hopland Band of Pomo Indians v. Salazar (N.D. Cal.):

Hopland Band Motion for Summary J

The complaint is here.

California Tribes Sue Interior over Failure to Contract for Law Enforcement Services under ISDEAA

Here is the complaint in Hopland Band of Pomo Indians v. Salazar (N.D. Cal.):

Hopland Band v. Salazar Complaint