Federal Court Rejects Effort by Sauk-Suiattle to Reopen US v. Washington 93-01 Subproceeding

Here are the materials in United States v. Washington (W.D. Wash.), subproceeding 93-01:









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 indigenous@law.msu.edu.

Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe

General Counsel. Persons interested in applying should send a letter of interest, writing sample, and a resumé which includes references to:

Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe
Human Resources Department
5318 Chief Brown Lane
Darrington, WA 98241

With a copy to mrsdlroberts@sauk-suiattle.com and to courtclerk@sauk-suiattle.com For additional information you may contact the Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe Office of Legal Counsel at (360) 436-0139.

Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson, & Perry LLP

2018 Summer Associates. A national law firm dedicated to representing Native American interests in a wide range of endeavors – including trial and appellate litigation, federal Indian law, tribal law, Indian self-determination and self-governance matters, transportation and infrastructure, natural resources, and economic development, among others – is currently recruiting incoming 2L students for 2018 summer associate positions. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample (a sample relevant to our practice area is preferred, but not necessary) to Will Stephens, Partner at wstephens@sonosky.com (please also copy kwray@sonosky.com). Interested applicants should send this information no later than Thursday, August 31, 2017.

Hoopa Valley Tribe

Executive Director, Hoopa Valley Housing Authority, F/T, Regular, Salary: DOE. Performs general administrative work with supervisory and management responsibilities; has constant contact with the public, Tribal Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Tribal Council, departments and federal agencies; requires knowledge of project development, planning, accounting, financial management, budgeting, investments, and knowledge of sound business practices. The HVHA operates under tribal and federal laws and is funded primarily through the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA). Directs operations to provide low-income housing, rentals, and related services to eligible recipients and manages existing Mutual Help housing units. Minimum Requirements: Master’s Degree (M.A.) or equivalent and two (2) years of related experience; or a Bachelor’s Degree with four (4) years of related experience including two (2) years of management or supervisory experience; or at least eight (8) years of experience working with HUD programs including management experience, and extensive knowledge of HUD and NAHASDA regulations. Must have a Valid CA Driver’s License and be insurable. Must successfully pass an employment background check in accordance with Title 30A; Employment Background Check Policy of the Hoopa Valley Tribe. DEADLINE: August 22, 2017.

These positions are classified safety-sensitive. For job descriptions and employment applications, contact the Human Resources/Insurance Department, Hoopa Valley Tribe, P.O. Box 218, Hoopa, CA 95546. Call (530) 625-9200 Ext. 13 or 17. Or email hr2@hoopainsurance.com. The Tribe’s Alcohol & Drug Policy and TERO Ordinance Apply.

Michigan Indian Legal Services

Staff Attorneys (2), Southwest Michigan, Upper Peninsula. Please send resume, cover letter and writing sample to:

James A. Keedy
Executive Director
Michigan Indian Legal Services
814 S. Garfield Ave., Suite A
Traverse City, MI 49686

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe

Staff Attorney. Submit resume, cover letter, and employment application to hr@millelacsband.com. Closes August 10, 2017.

Previous Friday Jobs Announcement: 7/21/17

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 indigenous@law.msu.edu.

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 spearman@fsst.org.

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 human.resources@srmt-nsn.gov 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.

RFP for Temporary Attorney Services with Sauk-Suiattle Tribe

The Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe is seeking applications or proposals from persons in good standing with the Washington State Bar Association or graduates of and ABA accredited law school with strong legal research and writing skills who are interested in serving as an assistant attorney for a period of four to five months on a contractual or temporary employment basis.

Some civil litigation, trial, or pretrial experience is preferred by not essential and entry-level candidates are encouraged to apply, as this position will mainly be assigned to perform backup or overflow assistance to the Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe Office of Legal Counsel in litigation such as performing legal research, assisting in drafting motions and declarations, witness preparation and summarizing depositions. Substantive supervision and/or mentoring and collaboration will be received by the Tribe’s General Counsel with administrative oversight and office support from the Program Manager.

The Sauk-Suiattle Indian Reservation is located in the homeland of the Sah-ku-mehu People in the North Cascades near the confluence of the Sauk and Suiattle Rivers. Further information can be obtained from the Tribe’s website at http://www.sauk-suiattle.com.

No particular format is required for submissions of a proposal or application. Your proposal may propose an hourly, monthly, or daily rate desired and is negotiable depending upon your level of experience and willingness to serve.

Persons interest should send a letter of interest and resume to:

Deborah L. Roberts, Program Manager
Sauk-Suiatlle Indian Tribe Office of Legal Counsel
5318 Chief Brown Ln
Darrington WA 98241-9420
FAX 360-436-0471

Superior Court Finds Upper Skagit Tribe Necessary Party in Declaratory Action

Download Court’s letter opinion in re: Schuyler v. Unsworth & Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, Thurston County Cause No. 14-2-02373-9 here.

A member of the Upper Skagit Tribe filed an action in Superior Court for declaratory relief on certain tribal hunting and fishing rights guaranteed by the Treaty of Point Elliot.  However, the Court held that the case affects the rights of the Tribe and therefore the case must be dismissed if it cannot be joined within 90 days.

RFP for Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe Judicial Services

Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe

Judicial Services

The Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe is seeking proposals from persons in good standing with the Washington State Bar Association or graduates of an ABA accredited law school with Indian law experience who are interested serving as a Tribal Court Judge for the Sauk-Suiattle Tribal Court.

The Sauk-Suiattle Tribal Court convenes on the Sauk-Suiattle Indian Reservation located near Darrington, Washington one to two full days per month to hold civil and criminal trials and hearings.

A person serving as judge must also be available telephonically and/or electronically from time to time as occasionally the need arises to address requests by tribal law enforcement for search warrants and to issue temporary orders such as domestic violence protection orders, restraining orders, and emergency shelter care orders arising from Indian Child Welfare Act cases.

No particular format is required for submission of a proposal. Your proposal may propose an hourly, monthly or daily rate for providing judicial services. Persons willing to serve as a Judge for the Sauk-Suiattle Tribal Court should send a letter of interest or resume and proposal by July 30, 2015 to:

Stephanie Spiering

Court Clerk/Justice System Program Coordinator

Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe

5318 Chief Brown Lane

Darrington, WA 98241

(360) 436-0131

FAX (360) 436-1511