Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Friday. Some announcements might still appear throughout the week. If you would like your Indian law or leadership job posted on Turtle Talk, please email

Regional Native Public Defense Corporation

Public Defender, White Earth Reservation, M.N. Candidates with criminal defense experience and knowledge of Indian law are preferred, but all are welcome to apply. Candidates must be currently licensed to practice law in the State of Minnesota. RNPDC seeks justice and fair treatment for Native Americans facing criminal charges in and around the White Earth and Leech Lake reservations in Northern Minnesota. We act to respond to historical mistreatment and the racial disparities prevalent for Native people in the criminal justice system today. Salary depends on qualifications. Health & dental insurance, annual Minnesota attorney registration fee and malpractice insurance are provided by the firm at no cost to the employee. To apply, email or mail a cover letter, references and resume to:

James Hughes
Executive Director
Regional Native Public Defense Corp.
P.O. Box 487
Cass Lake, MN 56633

Fort Belknap Indian Community

Associate Judge, Child Welfare, Harlem, M.T. Serves as hearing judge for the Fort Belknap Indian Community tribal court, in accordance with the Fort Belknap Indian Community Tribal Law and Order Code and under the general supervision of the Chief Judge. Submit complete application and resume.

Intertribal Court of Southern California

Tribal Court Administrator, Valley Center, C.A. Responsible for the management of the non-judicial administration and day-to-day operations of the Intertribal Court. Interested applicants should submit cover letter and resume to Human Resources via email to Position is open until filled.

Little River Band of Ottawa Indians

2018 Summer Legal Intern, Manistee, M.I. Assists the Unified Legal Department in its role as in-house legal counsel to the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians. The Unified Legal Department provides legal services and representation to the Tribal Government and its Enterprises, including Elected Officials, Departments, Commissions, and the Little River Casino Resort. The position is paid at a rate of $15.00-$17.50 per hour, depending on experience. The position is temporary part-time and will last eight to twelve weeks. Applications must be received by March 30, 2018, 5:00 p.m. EST.

Wind River Inter-Tribal Council

Tribal Court Positions, Fort Washakie, W.Y.  The Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Tribes for the Wind River Reservation located in Wyoming are re-establishing the Wind River Tribal Court.

Uniting Three Fires Against Violence 

Training Coordinator, Sault Ste. Marie, M.I. Determines, develops, coordinates, and administers culturally sensitive anti-violence education services for Native American individuals and groups within the State of Michigan.  Responsible for implementing specific Uniting Three Fires Against Violence (UTFAV) funded grant activities and projects, as defined by the specific goals and objectives.

Department of the Interior

Regional Solicitor, Northeast Region, Bloomington, M.N. Represents and acts for the Solicitor as the chief legal officer for the Department of the Interior for legal matters covered in the Northeast Region. Closes 12/18/2017.

Previous Friday Job Announcements: 11/10/2017

Uniting Three Fires Against Violence Opens in the U.P.

From the Soo Evening News (miigwetch to A.K.):

A new independent agency recently opened its doors to bring coordinated help to those who endeavor to prevent and address domestic violence among Michigan’s 12 federally recognized tribes.

While the organization has been in existence for about a year under a planning grant, Uniting Three Fires Against Violence (UTFAV) recently hung its shingle at its headquarters at 531 Ashmun Street in the Sault. The offices are adjacent to the River of History Museum.

“We are a coalition for all 12 tribes to act as a training source, technical assistance and resource center,” said Executive Director Kellie LaVictor.

“There was no spot in Michigan where all the tribes could turn to for any assistance whether it was policy development, grant writing, training or presenting, providing resources and so on.”

She said the help tribes receive through UTFAV is tailored to their needs and includes tribes with more developed anti-domestic violence programs helping tribes lacking them.

The organization’s stated mission is to unite and empower American Indian communities in Michigan to end domestic violence and sexual assault, to collaboratively promote positive change for individuals experiencing violence or abuse and provide resources for safety and advocacy to ensure the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional well-being of American Indians victimized by violence.

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Uniting Three Fires Against Violence Wins Recovery Act Grant Funds

Here. An excerpt:

The Department of Justice is awarding $246,172 to the Uniting Three Fires Against Violence (UTFAV) to hire new staff and establish a resource center. UTFAV will hire a new full-time outreach coordinator to provide assistance in developing appropriate programming in each of the tribal communities, hire a full-time resource center coordinator to collect and develop resource materials and develop a resource center to collect, develop and maintain information on domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence to ensure that victims receive culturally appropriate services and make information available to women victimized by violence. UTFAV’s service area includes the twelve federally recognized tribes and programs providing victim assistance to women who have experienced domestic violence and sexual assault in the State of Michigan.