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

Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin

Prosecutor. Presents criminal cases in trials, renders legal advice and assistance to local law enforcement officials, and litigates cases before Tribal Court. Closes 10/16/17.

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch, LLP

Associate Attorney, Native American Law, San Diego, C.A. Procopio is seeking an attorney with top academic credentials with a minimum of five years’ experience in Native American law. Experience specifically with Tribal governance, fee to trust, leasing, Tribal business, federal environmental law, NEPA, cultural resources, tribal healthcare and gaming law helpful.  Successful candidates will have excellent writing and client relations skills.  Must include experience in Tribal representation, with a strong understanding of Tribal sovereignty, Tribal codes and ordinance development, and Tribal businesses.  Portable business helpful but not required.  Major law firm experience, or significant in-house experience with tribal government preferred.  Competitive salary and outstanding benefit package. TO APPLY:  Please forward a brief cover email and resume to

Department of the Interior

Public Affairs Specialist, Office of the Secretary, Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations, Arlington, V.A. Will develop, execute, and evaluate a comprehensive communications program. The successful candidate will oversee day-to-day communications activities of the Buy-Back Program and will work in close collaboration with the Program Director, Deputy Program Director, and/or their supervisor on the development and implementation of strategic internal and external communications strategies and messaging. Same announcement for federal employees here.

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

Chief Judge, Highland, C.A. Serves as the chief administrator of both the trial and appellate courts of the San Manuel Tribal Court System and as the Chief Judge of the trial court. The Chief Judge is responsible for assisting the Judiciary Committee, Business Committee and General Council with the continued development Tribal law and Tribal Court procedures.

Previous Friday Job Announcements9/29/17

Tribal Nations Conference on Talk of the Nation

A few days old, but here’s the transcript of the call-in show from just before Christmas.  The guest is James Ramos, Chair at San Manual.  Jill from LTBB called in to bring up President Bush’s flubbing of the definition of tribal sovereignty.  Here’s the excerpt:

CONAN: James Ramos is chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, with us from California. 800-989-8255. Email: We want to hear from American Indian listeners today: What challenges do you face from the federal government? Jill is on the line, calling from Grand Rapids in Michigan. Hello, Jill, are you there?

JILL (Caller): Hi. I’m here. Hello.

CONAN: Yeah. You’re on the air. Go ahead, please.

JILL: Okay. I just want to say that I was pretty flabbergasted when President George Bush was asked what tribal sovereignty was, and all he could say was that it meant to be sovereign. I think with Obama, things are looking a little better. But tribal sovereignty is something that’s fought very hard for. My tribe wasn’t recognized, I don’t think, until 1993 or 1994. And I’m so thankful for what they did. It really opened a lot of doors for me. And I was able to go to college and so.

CONAN: Well, which tribe is that, Jill?

JILL: Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians in Harbor Springs, Michigan.