NNALSA Petition For Diverse, Inclusive, and Supportive Law Schools

National Native American Law Students Association (“National NALSA”) is disheartened by the slow progression of law schools in becoming institutions which are inclusive, understanding, and supportive of their Native students. [1] National NALSA is an organization which strives to support Native law students, Federal Indian Law, Tribal Law, and traditional forms of governance. As such, National NALSA is requesting that law schools take steps to rectify this situation to foster an environment that is supportive of Native students and promotes diversity within law schools generally. National NALSA sees issues within three main categories: (1) recruitment, (2) academics, and (3) cultural awareness.

Petition here.

 

Friday Job Announcements

If you sent in a job announcement but do not see it here, then please read our recent post about the requirements for Turtle Talk Friday Job Announcements. Thank you for your understanding!

Any posts for an open Indian law or leadership job received prior to 12pm EST on Friday will appear in that week’s announcement, when the following information is sent to indigenous@law.msu.edu:

  1. In the email body, a typed brief description of the position which includes position title, location (city, state), main duties, and closing date;
  2. An attached PDF job announcement.

Please send all job announcements in this requested format.

Homer Law Chartered

Entry Level Attorney, Washington D.C. Homer Law Chartered is a Washington, D.C.-based law firm with an immediate opening for a full-time, entry-level attorney. Our firm’s client base is comprised primarily of American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments, enterprises, and organizations with a focus on gaming, economic development, Indian lands, governance, and administrative law. The ideal candidate will have experience working in Indian Country and an understanding of issues that affect the tribal governments and/or a strong financial or accounting background. The successful candidate will be a member of the DC Bar or will be awaiting results from the July 2019 sitting of the DC Bar.

To apply, please provide the following materials via email at aedwards@homerlaw.com: A one-page resume, a one-page letter of interest, and a recent unedited writing sample. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary to be determined upon offer of position based on experience.

Tohono O’Odham Nation

Assistant Attorney General, Sells, A.Z. The Office of Attorney General represents the Tohono O’odham Nation in litigation and other legal matters. The Office is still accepting applications for Attorneys with at least 6 years of experience to fill an Assistant Attorney General position. Specific areas of need for the Office of Attorney General are healthcare law and contracts but we are open to those with other experience. Please see the announcement for more information.

Pueblo of Laguna

Associate Prosecutor, Dept: Pueblo Court / Prosecutor’s Office. Application open until filled.

Court Prosecutor, Dept: Pueblo Court / Prosecutor’s Office. Application open until filled.

Associate Judge, Dept: Pueblo Court. Closing date for application is August 1, 2019.

Public Defender , Dept: Pueblo Court. Closing date for application is August 23, 2019.

For more information and application instructions at visit the Pueblo of Laguna website or you can contact the Human Resources office at (505) 552-6654.

Navajo Nation Office of Legislative Counsel

Attorney, Window Rock, A.Z. The Navajo Nation Office of Legislative Counsel seeks an Attorney under the direction of the Chief Legislative Counsel. Duties include providing legal advice and legal representation to entities of the Legislative Branch, the Navajo Nation Council, its standing committees, boards and commissions involving various areas of law.  Work with other attorneys of the Office under supervision of a Principal Attorney and the general direction of the Chief Legislative Counsel.  Knowledge of legal principles as well as Indian law, Navajo Nation laws, Navajo Nation Government and legislative processes in general required.   Applicant must be a graduate of an accredited law school possess a Juris Doctorate, and be willing to be State Bar licensed in either AZ, NM, or UT as well as the Navajo Nation Bar within one year of employment. Please see the announcement for more information.

St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin

Guardian ad Litem, Hertel, W.I. Main duties for this position include representing the best interest of the child in St. Croix Tribal Court, investigating and determining the needs of children and youth petitioned into the court system, monitoring and reporting on the welfare of the child and communicate the child’s wishes to the court. Applications are open until filled. Please see the announcement for more information.

Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians

Tribal In-House Attorney, Oakhurst, C.A. The tribal attorney serves as an in-house legal advisor, representative, and counselor. Ensures the adherence to applicable laws to protect and enhance tribal sovereignty, to avoid or prevent expensive legal disputes and litigation, and to protect the legal interests of the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians (PRCI) tribal government. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information. Applications are open until filled. Please see the announcement for more information.

Brooklyn Legal Services

Brooklyn Legal Services, in Brooklyn, N.Y. is hiring for the following positions:

Staff Attorney for Tenant Rights Coalition

Staff Attorney Foreclosure Unit

Director of Family/ Domestic Violence Unit

Paralegal Advocate

Please see the announcements for more information.

Department of Interior, Office of the Solicitor

Attorney-Adviser, Sacramento, C.A. The incumbent will support for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Pacific Region, which includes a Regional Office and four Agencies that serve 105 federally recognized Indian Tribes throughout California, or nearly one-fifth of 573 federally recognized tribes in the United States. The incumbent will handle a complex and heavy volume of work involving the entire range of Indian law matters. Areas of practice include, but are not limited to Indian law, administrative law, natural resources and public land law, environmental law, energy and mining law, water law, and contracts. Statutes that the incumbent must be familiar with include, but are not limited to, laws concerning Indians and Tribes, Administrative Procedure Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, National Historic Preservation Act, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Freedom of Information Act, and Privacy Act. The incumbent must also be able to interpret and provide advice related to the various regulations implementing the above statutes. Applications close on September 12, 2019. Please see the website for more information.

Hoopa Valley Tribe

Senior Tribal Attorney, Hoopa, C.A. A federally recognized Indian Tribe located in Hoopa, California, seeks an Attorney to fill the position of Senior Tribal Attorney. The successful candidate will serve in the Office of Tribal Attorney under the supervision of the Hoopa Valley Tribal Council and Tribal Chairman. Provides a wide range of legal services to the Hoopa Valley Tribe, including without limitation advice, negotiation, drafting, research,
lobbying, representation in litigation and administrative proceedings and
other duties as assigned by the Council.  CONTRACTUAL, SALARY: DOE.
POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

Submit application, cover letter, resume and writing sample to:

Human Resources Department
Hoopa Valley Tribe
P.O. Box 218
Hoopa, CA 95546

Or call 530-625-9200 Ext. 11 or 20

Email submission: liz@hoopainsurance.com.

Prairie Island Indian Community

RFP for Economic Development, Welch, M.N. The Prairie Island Indian Community is a federally-recognized Indian tribe (the “Tribe”), located in southeastern Minnesota along the banks of the Mississippi River, approximately 30 miles from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The Tribe is seeking proposals from qualified professionals to provide consultation related to economic development and diversification.  Applications close on September 14, 2019. Please see the announcement for more information.

Morongo Band of Mission Indians

2019-2020 Academic Extern, Banning, CA. Seeking 1-2 legal externs per semester to work with the Morongo Legal Department. Externs will have the opportunity to work on a diverse set of legal issues, including employment, taxation, ICWA, ordinance development, energy development, education, tribal court work, and more. Must be a current 2L-4L and be able to commit to 20-40 hours per week on-site. Position is unpaid and requires the extern to receive school credit. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis for both fall and spring semesters.

Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in Nespelem, W.A. are hiring for the following positions:

Deputy Prosecutor; Colville Tribal Court representing Criminal, MINOC, Range Impoundment, Natural Resources Enforcement and civil infraction hearings, Wellness court, and appellate cases before the Colville Tribal Court of Appeals. Renewable 3 yr. contract position with a full benefits package.  This position is open till filled with weekly reviews.

Managing Atty Public Defender; Colville Tribal Court and Court of Appeals, representing Tribal Members in criminal matters.  Renewable 3 yr. contract position with a full benefits package.  This position is open till filled with weekly reviews.

Staff Attorney; CCT Legal Office providing legal services to Tribal Members.  Renewable 3 yr. contract position with a full benefits package.  This position is open till filled with weekly reviews.

Please visit and apply at colvilletribes.com.

See posts from Friday, August 23, 2019.

Friday Job Announcements

Good afternoon! Any posts for an open Indian law or leadership job received prior to 12pm EST on Friday will appear in that week’s announcement, when the following information is sent to indigenous@law.msu.edu:

  1. In the email body, a typed brief description of the position which includes position title, location (city, state), main duties, and closing date. See below for examples.
  2. An attached PDF job announcement.

Please send all job announcements in this requested format.

Legal Services of South Central Michigan

Staff Attorney, Lansing, M.I. Legal Services of South Central Michigan (LSSCM) is a division of the Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP) which provides access to the justice system for those who need it the most through its local legal services offices, Legal Services of South Central Michigan and Farmworker Legal Services, as well several statewide advocacy programs: Michigan Poverty Law Program, the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center, the Michigan Elder Justice Initiative, and the Michigan Legal Help Program. MAP has a staff of about 100 people in offices in Battle Creek, Detroit, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Monroe, and Ypsilanti. The staff attorney position is in the Lansing- Legal Services of South Central Michigan (LSSCM) – office, serving Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, Shiawassee and Livingston Counties. The staff attorney will provide a range of individual advocacy and impact work, including housing law, consumer, public benefits and family law. Applicants should be licensed to practice law in Michigan or be eligible to waive in or to take the next bar examination. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to underserved populations. For more information, please visit LSSCM’s website.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi 

Staff Attorney, Fulton, M.I. Under the direction of the Chief Legal Counsel and the Tribal Council, the Staff Attorney provides legal advice to the Tribal Council and various programs being operated under the authority of the Tribal Council. Represents the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi in court actions in Tribal, State and Federal court proceedings. Reviews and prepares legal documents, advises client constituents within the Tribal government as to legal rights, and practices other phases of law by performing the following duties. Applications close on August 26, 2019. For more information, please see the job announcement.

Legal Intern, Fulton, M.I. The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi is seeking a legal intern for the upcoming academic year to conduct legal research and writing for the legal department, prepare pleadings, and more. Please see the job announcement for more information. Applications close on August 18, 2019.

Earthjustice

Associate Attorney , Anchorage, Alaska. Associate attorneys perform a range of work in the Alaska office, in partnership with staff attorneys and litigation assistants, to investigate, develop, and prosecute administrative appeals and litigation including: factual investigation, legal research, case development, record review, client engagement and development, expert evidence and witness development, motions practice and brief writing, oral advocacy, and appellate advocacy. As associate attorneys gain experience, their case load may include cases for which they have primary responsibility under the supervision of a staff attorney, in addition to matters on which they work in a supporting role with staff attorneys. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis. For more information, please see the job announcement or visit here.

Supervising Staff Attorney Chicago, Chicago, I.L. Earthjustice is seeking an experienced litigation attorney to join its Midwest Regional Office in Chicago, IL. This office serves as a focal point for work throughout the Midwest, potentially including work across the full array of Earthjustice’s program areas – Climate & Energy, Healthy Communities, Lands and Wildlife, and Sustainable Food and Farming. The Supervising Staff Attorney will independently develop, file, manage, and litigate cases from beginning to end, and will work with the Managing Attorney to develop strategic objectives, set priorities, build and maintain client and partner relationships, and assess resource needs. This person will also supervise the work of other staff assigned to the Midwest Regional program (potentially including Associate Attorneys, Fellows, Litigation Assistants, and litigation support staff). For more information about our Midwest Office, visit here. The Supervising Staff Attorney will play a leading role in their own docket of major environmental cases, collaborate on litigation with other Earthjustice attorneys and staff, and develop and maintain relationships with clients and partners (such as, other nonprofit organizations, environmental justice groups, community-based organizations, labor unions, and tribes). This person will also serve as a thought partner with the Managing Attorney and a Litigation Leader in the office. It is particularly important that the incumbent be a seasoned. Applications reviewed on a rolling deadline. Please see the announcement or website for more information.

Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Tribal Attorney/Prosecutor, Ignacio, C.O. Under the supervision of the Legal Department Director and Deputy Director, attorney will serve as a member of the Tribe’s Legal Department, with principal responsibility for the effective, efficient, and fair prosecution of violations of the Tribal Code to include criminal, gaming, and wildlife cases. In addition, the attorney will represent the Tribe in other matters that require the Legal Department’s attention, including code review and drafting, civil litigation, contract review, employment matters, and the consideration of social services cases. Applications close at 5pm MST on September 3, 2019. Please see the announcement for more information.

Pascua Yaqui Tribe

Law Clerk, Tucson. A.Z. The Law Clerk assists in performing legal analysis, researching and preparing legal files and documents, and other legal services.  The Law Clerk maintains confidentially of all privileged information of the Office of the Attorney General. If interested please submit your application online at: https://www.pascuayaqui-nsn.gov/index.php/features/attorney-general or  submit an email to:  hr.recruitment@pascuayaqui-nsn.gov. For more information, please see the announcement.

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation

Senior Legal Counsel, Mashantucket, C.T. Under the direction of the General Counsel, the incumbent assists in providing legal advice and services to the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, including its departments, arms (including the Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise), subdivisions, regulatory bodies, committees, entities and business enterprises (MPTN) concerning legal rights, responsibilities and obligations. Juris Doctorate required from an ABA-accredited/approved law school. At least seven (7) years of experience practicing law in a government, private or corporate setting with some experience or exposure to the field of federal Indian law. Must be admitted to practice law in a State or federal jurisdiction at time of appointment to position, preferably in the state and federal courts of Connecticut. Must be admitted to practice law in Connecticut and in the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court within one year of appointment. Well-developed communication, interpersonal, negotiation, organizational and problem solving skills required. Demonstrated excellent ability to research and analyze (both orally and in written form) legal issues, concerns or problems is required. Excellent ability to communicate legal concepts and analysis to MPTN (including its elected officials, officers, employees and representatives), to patrons, vendors or any other person necessary to resolve a matter is required. Excellent ability to work cooperatively with other attorneys and paralegals and take direction from General Counsel and Associate General Counsel, as required. Please note that we have designated this position as a “key” position pursuant to the Tribal and Native American Preference Law. Please send resume to sferguson@foxwoods.com or apply at Foxwoods.com.

Michigan Indian Legal Services

AmeriCorps Attorney, Traverse City, M.I. Michigan Indian Legal Services seeks to hire an attorney (AmeriCorps) to work under a joint medical-legal partnership program with 2 or 3 tribal health clinics. Practice Areas include: Children’s Rights, Consumer Protection/Debt/Bankruptcy, Disability Law/Rights, Education, Elder Law, Employment/Labor, Family Law, General Legal Services, Health Law, Housing/Landlord-Tenant, Juvenile Issues, LGBTQ, Litigation, Native American/Indian/Tribal Law, Poverty, Probate/Trust & Estate Issues, Public Benefits/Social Security, Racial Justice Issues, Women’s Rights.  Open until filled.

Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation

Guardian ad Litem, Oakville, W.A. A Court appointed person trained to independently investigate and determine the needs of tribal children, youth and vulnerable adults who are subject to a court proceeding by either the Tribe’s social service program or family members.  Please see job announcement for more information. Applications close on August 16, 2019.

Criminal Public Defender, Oakville, W.A. The Public Defender is responsible for representing all persons alleged to have committed a violation of the Chehalis Tribe’s criminal code, its juvenile code or alleged to have committed acts of abuse or neglect pursuant to a tribal dependency proceeding. This representation shall extend from arraignment/initial hearing through appeal where appropriate. Please see job announcement for more information. Position open until filled.

Association of Village Council Presidents 

Associate GC Job Announcement, Bethel, A.K. The AGC’s focus areas include contracts, human resources, risk management, and compliance. This position is available starting September 2, 2019 and will remain open until filled. Please see job description for more information.

Native American Rights Fund

Staff Attorney, Boulder, C.O. The Native American Rights Fund is a non-profit national Indian law firm representing Indian tribes, organizations, and individuals in Indian law matters of major significance.  NARF’s main office is in Boulder, Colorado, with additional offices in Washington, D.C. and Anchorage, Alaska.  NARF is looking for an experienced attorney with excellent research, writing, and advocacy skills to assume a litigation docket.  NARF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This position is open until filled, with interviews beginning in August. Please see the announcement for more information.

Wisconsin Judicare

ILO Staff Attorney, Wausau, W.I. Wisconsin Judicare’s Indian Law Office has an immediate opening for a full-time attorney to represent Native American individuals and groups on a variety of issues in its Wausau, Wisconsin office.  Duties include:  1) Maintain caseload on behalf of Indian individuals and groups;  2) Educate and serve Native American Elders;  3) Provide backup services and education to Tribal Benefit Specialists;  4) Participate in tribal court development and community education projects; and 5) Carry out training and back-up assistance to private attorneys.   Application period opens immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please see the announcement for more information.

NoVo Foundation

Program Associate, Kingston, N.Y. The Program Associate reports to the Foundation’s Senior Director and works closely with two Program Officers based remotely, in western Montana and Reno, NV. The PA provides administrative support to both Program Officers, assists with the Initiative’s grantmaking, and manages strategic projects. This role requires experience working in Indigenous communities, as well as passion for NoVo Foundation’s mission to foster a transformation from a world of domination and exploitation to one of collaboration and partnership. The position demands the flexibility and precision needed to support a fully remote team across multiple time zones. The PA will be based in one of NoVo’s offices, either Kingston, NY (preferably) or Brooklyn, NY. Regular travel to NoVo’s offices for meetings and other Foundation activities is expected. Please see the job announcement or website for more information. Applications close on August 30, 2019.

Navajo Nation Office of the Speaker

RFP for Utah Lobbying Services, U.T. The Navajo Nation Legislative Branch is seeking a Consultant for Governmental Lobbying Services to the Navajo Nation Council in relation to the 2020 and 2021 Utah Legislative Sessions. RFP-UT Lobbyist-7568. The Office of the Navajo Nation Speaker (OOS) will be accepting all proposals from qualified consultants. The Offeror is required to provide qualifications and other documents as part of their proposal.  Interested parties shall obtain more information from the Office of the Speaker. Due Date of RFP Proposals is Friday, August 16, 2019 at 5:00 PM. This procurement process is a combined technical qualifications and cost-based selection. Send inquiries and questions to Lashawna Tso, MPA, Chief of Staff lrtso@navajo-nsn.gov |  928.871.7160.

Oglala Sioux Tribe

Associate In-House Counsel, Pine Ridge, S.D. The Oglala Sioux Tribe is seeking an Associate In-House Counsel. Please see the job announcement for more information. Applications close on August 30, 2019.

Pueblo of Laguna

Court Prosecutor, Laguna, N.M. Under administrative supervision of the Governor, presents/files criminal complaints and prosecutes individuals accused of violating ordinances of the Pueblo. Consistently applies the Pueblo’s Core Values in support of Workforce Excellence. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information. Please see the announcement for more information.

Associate Judge, Laguna, N.M. Under general direction of the Presiding Judge, adjudicates cases, prepares decisions, and carries out other functions of the judicial processes. Consistently applies the Pueblo’s Core Values in support of Workforce Excellence. Maintains confidentiality of privileged information. Applications close on August 1, 2019. Please see the announcement for more information.

Associate Prosecutor, Laguna, N.M. Under general administrative direction of the Court Prosecutor, presents/files criminal complaints and prosecutes individuals accused of violating criminal laws, including status offenses the Pueblo of Laguna laws, codes, and/or ordinances of the Pueblo. Consistently applies the Pueblo’s Core Values in support of Workforce Excellence. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.  Applications open until filled. Please see the announcement for more information.

Michigan State University College of Law

Office Assistant, East Lansing, M.I. This position provides administrative support to the Office of Student Affairs and the Registrar’s Office. Performs a variety of tasks, including answering phones, directing and responding to department email inquiries, greeting and directing visitors, answering questions, assisting with events, data gathering/entry, and/or word processing tasks. Maintains various databases and student files. Assists the Assistant Dean for Student and Academic Affairs in compiling statistical data. Provides high quality service for internal and external customers.  Through teamwork collaborates with other employees to achieve goals and objectives. Applications close on August 13, 2019. Please visit the website for more information.

University of New Mexico School of Law

Professor, Albuquerque, N.M. The Clinical Law Program at the University of New Mexico School of Law invites applications for a full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty position in its Southwest Indian Law Clinic (SILC) beginning in Fall 2020. Academic rank and salary depend on experience and qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a J.D. or equivalent; 3-5 years of practice experience; and licensed to practice in any jurisdiction. Preferred qualifications include experience in clinical or legal teaching; experience connecting with tribal communities, individuals, and entities; training and experience in supervising; demonstrated or the promise of excellence in practicing federal Indian law or tribal law; academic scholarship; and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, and working with broadly diverse communities.  Applications close on September 22, 2019. Please see the announcement for more information.

Professor, Albuquerque, N.M. The University of New Mexico School of Law invites applications for a full-time, tenured or tenured-track faculty position to teach in its Legal Analysis and Communication Program, starting in the Fall of 2020. Faculty in the program are responsible for teaching Elements of Legal Argumentation I & II, the law school’s required first-year legal writing sequence. ELA I & II focus on developing students’ skills in legal reading, research, analysis, and communication. The program’s faculty members typically teach two first-year sections of approximately 15-20 students each (or 30-40 students total). They also teach upper-level writing courses, and the successful candidate will be expected to help design and implement the program’s upper-level writing curriculum. At UNM, legal writing faculty serve on all law school committees (including serving as chairs of committees) and are eligible for summer research and teaching grants. The Legal Analysis and Communication Program is a director-led program that values close collaboration and quality teaching. Applications close on September 22, 2019. Please see the announcement for more information.

Professor, Albuquerque, N.M. The Clinical Law Program at the University of New Mexico School of Law invites applications for a full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty position in its Economic Justice Clinic (EJC) beginning Fall 2020. Academic rank and salary will depend on experience and qualifications. EJC works to reduce structural inequality and promote equitable economic development in low-income communities through direct representation of individuals and legal support for community-based organizing efforts in the areas of workers’ rights, housing, and grassroots entrepreneurship. This position involves teaching primarily in the clinical law program, with opportunities to teach elsewhere in the curriculum. Clinic faculty supervise students in all aspects of direct client representation and community-based projects, and teach clinical skills classes. For additional information, visit http://lawschool.unm.edu/clinic/sections/economic-justice-clinic.html.

Please see yesterday’s (August 8, 2019) Special Edition Job Announcements here.

If you have recently sent a job announcement to Turtle Talk but do not see it here, it is possible that the information wasn’t sent to us in the requested format. For more information please see our recent post.

2019 Native American Pipeline to Law Initiative

From June 26-30, 2019, 34 prospective Native American pre-law applicants from across Indian Country attended the Native American Pipeline to Law Initiative at UC Berkeley in Berkeley, C.A. During this five-day intensive program, students heard from law school admissions professionals, law professors, law students, and more about applying to and attending law school. This year, we were fortunate enough for Olympian Billy Mills (Oglala Lakota) to surprise us!

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The Pipeline’s mission is to provide serious preparation for Native law applicants, as well as to connect applicants to the invaluable resources and support they need from professionals. The program even includes an introduction to and support for taking the LSAT. Former participants of this program have gone on to complete PLSI and law school.

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The Pipeline to Law Initiative will be held again during the summer of 2020. If you’re interested in providing financial support to this program or have more questions, please contact Kate Rosier.

 

American Indian and Alaska Native Student Travel Scholarship Program

Are you an American Indian or Alaska Native student who is enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program AND are you interested in issues related to public safety, crime, and justice?

Would you like to learn how your education can be used to solve complex issues in these fields?

If so, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) would like to help you explore science in criminal justice and public safety through conference scholarships!

To enhance diversity in the field of criminal justice, NIJ will support up to fifteen American Indian and Alaska Native students to attend a criminal justice-related conference to explore the role of science in solving complex problems to increase public safety. Attendance at these conferences will allow students to explore the ways their interest in science applies to crime and justice, and to meet researchers and practitioners currently engaged in similar work. Additionally, students will learn about innovative, evidence-based, and technological solutions to justice issues.

Applications are due on May 17, 2019. Please see the flyer or website for more information.

Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Fridays. Any posts received prior to 12pm EST on Friday will appear in that Friday’s announcements. If you would like to submit a post for an Indian law or leadership job, please send a PDF job announcement and a brief description of job to indigenous@law.msu.edu.

Office of Indian Education

Program Manager, Washington D.C. This position serves as the Director, Office of Indian Education (OIE), Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE). The OIE administers the Indian Education Program, Title VI, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act. The office executes program requirements and provides technical assistance for supporting local education agencies, Indian tribes and organizations, post-secondary institutions and other entities in meeting the unique educational and culturally relevant academic needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Formula grants are provided to school districts and tribal schools for the purpose of meeting the unique educational needs of Indian students. In addition, discretionary grants are awarded to support tribal education agency planning and development, demonstration projects serving Indian children, professional development for American Indian/Alaska Native teachers and administrators, and Native American language projects. OIE also supports national research activities. Please see the website for more information. Applications close on June 22, 2018.

Department of Justice

Assistant United States Attorney, Rapid City, S.D. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of South Dakota is seeking an experienced attoreny to fill one Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) position in the Criminal Division of its Rapid City office. AUSAs in the Criminal Divsion advise federal law enforcement agents on criminal investigations, present criminal cases to the grand jury, perpare and argue a broad range of motions, and try criminal cases before the United States District Court. Candidates should be capable of handling a variety of significant and complex criminal prosecutions, including Major Crimes Act violations involving murder, child sex abuse, rape; white collar and economic crime; narcotics and immigration. Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress. Please visit the website for more information. Applications close on June 8, 2018.

Department of the Interior

Regional Solicitor-Pacific Southwest, Sacramento, C.A. The Regional Solicitor represents the Solicitor, Secretary or other Departmental officials in meetings, negotiations and conferences with Governors and key officials of state and local governments, Members of Congress and their staffs, State and Federal Judges, distinguished private attorneys, and high officials of other Federal agencies and the Department. Please visit the website for more information. Applications close on June 25, 2018.

Tohono O’odham Nation

Summer Legal Intern, Sells, A.Z. The Office of Attorney General (OAG) is hiring two (2) Interns, for an exciting eight (8) week Summer Internship that starts on June 18, 2018 and continues through August 10, 2018. The Office of Attorney General represents the interests of the Tohono O’odham Nation in tribal, state, and federal venues. Attorneys and staff in the office enjoy a diverse practice and challenging jurisdictional issues while protecting the sovereignty of the Nation. The OAG is committed to investing in the next generation of Native leaders. An internship with the OAG offers a unique opportunity for young Tohono O’odham students with an interest in tribal legal affairs, to help the Nation with legislative efforts, legal advocacy, research and analysis, and policy development from within the Nation’s top legal agency. Duties will vary, depending on the nature of the issues being addressed by the OAG and the interests and experience each student brings to the position. Legal Interns will have an opportunity to attend legislative committee hearings, attend meetings of attorneys and departments that work on government matters related to the Nation’s priorities; research and analyze important issues; assist attorneys and staff; and perform additional duties to support the work of the OAG. Please see the announcement for more information. Applications close on June 11, 2018.

Last week’s postings: May 25, 2018.

Call for Mentors: NABA-DC Intern Mentorship Program

NABA-DC is gearing up for its summer programming for interns. Below is the sign up link for interns to receive NABA-DC summer event information, request a mentor, and more!

 

Interns sign up herehttps://goo.gl/forms/ios7jUiuwLw7kQap2

 

Mentorship Program: NABA-DC coordinates a Mentorship Program each summer to give legal interns (both undergrads and law students) working in Indian law a personal networking experience.  Interns are matched with professionals working in Washington D.C., with efforts made to find mentors who are working in the same fields the interns wish to enter, enriching the interns’ educational experience in D.C. and connecting practitioners with the next generation of Native leaders.

 

If you have any questions about the NABA-DC mentorship program, please contact nabadcmentorship@gmail.com.

 

Brownbag Program: Every year, the Native American Bar Association of Washington, D.C. (NABA-DC) organizes events for summer interns working in the field of Indian law and policy. Events include brownbags lunches at government agencies, law firms, and non-profit organizations, as well as happy hours and a summer picnic. The Brownbags are a wonderful opportunity for interns to network with fellow interns and potential employers.