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

Havasupai Tribe

Appellate Judge. Would preside over appeal cases for the Havasupai Court of Appeals. Interested applicants should provide a letter of interest and a current resume to Joan Davis at

Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

Staff Attorney. Provide legal advice, document drafting and collaboration with a wide range of Tribal policy committees, departments and entities, with work that may include contract preparation, drafting ordinances and policies, treaty hunting and fishing rights and management, environmental protection and habitat restoration, Indian gaming, housing and utilities, health care and/or social welfare programs, employment benefits or taxation.

Qualified applicants must be licensed, or have the ability to become licensed, to practice in Washington. We are seeking an energetic attorney with excellent written, oral, research and analytical skills, strong interpersonal communication and negotiation skills, and an ability to work hard and thrive in an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural environment; bring flexibility to a fast-paced and dynamic work setting; enjoy and excel at creative problem solving; have demonstrated a commitment to working with Native or other minority communities and/or restorative justice; and a commitment to reside on or near the Swinomish Reservation.

Qualified applicants must have experience or demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following: drafting and negotiating contracts; drafting statutes, policies and procedures; litigation, preferably in Federal Court; representing public or private entities; gaming regulation or operations; and Indian law, including protection of treaty rights, as well as expertise in several of the substantive fields of law listed above. Compensation DOE.

For application and complete job description please provide your contact information to Wendy Otto, 11404 Moorage Way, LaConner, WA 98257; (fax) 3601466-5309; email Applications will be accepted until suitable candidate is found. Applicants must pass a background check and a drug test.

Karuk Tribe

Assistant General Counsel, Yreka, CA.  will work to provide legal services, representation, and advice on legal, legislative, and governance issues confronting the tribal government, its entities, and enterprises. Applications available at all Tribal Offices or on the Internet at

Ak-Chin Indian Community

Assistant Prosecutor. Previously posted here. Now open until filled.

Southcentral Foundation

General Counsel, Business and Intergovernmental Affairs, Anchorage, AK. provides legal advice and assistance on a variety of matters including: tribal self-governance and ISDEAA; tribal relations; business affairs; business transactions; and intergovernmental relations. This position will also assist the General Counsel, Health Care and Corporate Governance, as necessary or required. Salary DOE with excellent benefits including an employer matched 401K plan, generous paid leave 3.6 – 6.5 weeks per year, 12 paid holidays, employee medical, dental, vision, hearing and more.

Applicants must be an actively licensed member of the Alaska Bar in good standing with at least 5 years of related experience. Imagine working for an entire people, instead of a business. Southcentral Foundation can give you that job satisfaction.  Come join our innovative, award winning healthcare organization expanding the frontier of healthcare.