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

Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Legal Department Director, Ignacio, C.O. Will lead a well-established staff of three Tribal Attorneys, a Deputy Director, and a Legal Assistant. Position closes at 5:00 pm Mountain Standard Time on 12/18/2017.

Native American Program of Legal Aid Services of Oregon (NAPOLS)

Tribal Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Program Specialist, limited-duration, Portland, O.R. Will work with the Burns Paiute Tribe to strengthen the Tribe’s response to DV, SA, dating violence, and stalking.

Havasupai Tribe

Chief Judge, Supai, A.Z. Presides over a broad range of civil and criminal cases for the Havasupai Tribal Court.

Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa

Associate Judge, Tama, I.A. Responsible for fairly and impartially hearing and deciding judicial cases and matters at the Trial Court level within the jurisdiction of the Sac and Fox Tribal Court pursuant to the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa tribal laws, codes, rules and regulations.

Morongo Band of Mission Indians

Tribal Attorney, Banning, C.A. Represents the interests of the Morongo Tribe, Morongo Tribal Government, Morongo Tribal Administration, and Morongo Tribal programs, including but not limited to direct representation in tribal and state court of Morongo Tribal government / programmatic interests as directed by the In House General Counsel.

Sitka Tribe of Alaska

Family Law Attorney, Sitka, A.K. Provides holistic legal representation to Native American victims of domestic violence and sexual assault – Salary DOE –  Full-time benefitted. Grant-funded position that will begin in January 2018 and continue for approximately three years. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to or by mail to Sitka Tribe of Alaska, 456 Katlian St., Sitka, AK 99835. Electronic applications preferred. First review November 27th, 2017.

Ho-Chunk Nation

Tribal Attorney, Black River Falls, W.I. Performs a wide variety of legal work representing the Nation as a government, its departments, boards, and commissions. The Tribal Attorney will prepare pleadings for hearings and other legal proceedings, perform legal research, provide court representation; and other duties as assigned. Applicants may visit the Ho-Chunk nation website to apply.

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Associate, Native American Affairs Group, Washington, D.C. Seeking to hire an associate with 1-3 years of experience and a background or interest in Indian law and litigation.

Department of the Interior

Supervisory-Attorney Adviser, Federal and Indian Royalties Section, Office of the Solicitor, Lakewood, C.O. Oversees the provision of legal services to the offices and programs of the ONRR with particular emphasis on legal issues related to the appropriate interpretation and implementation of the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982 (FOGRMA), codified as amended at 30 U.S.C. §§ 1701 et seq., and what is commonly known as the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, codified as amended at 30 U.S.C. §§ 181 et seq.

Other jobs posted this week:

Alaska Fellow, Native American Rights Fund (11/29/2017)

Previous Friday Job Announcements: 11/17/2017

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

Department of the Interior

Advisor for Tribal Relations, Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations, Arlington, V.A. Serves as a principal liaison and point of contact for Tribal Nations and stakeholder groups implementing land consolidation activities at eligible Reservations. The Advisor for Tribal Relations assists in proactively managing Reservation-specific strategies designed to reduce fractionation. Same announcement for federal employees here.

Water Protector Legal Collective

Staff Attorney, Criminal Defense. Represent Water Protectors on no-DAPL state charges, perform administrative matters including the Pro Hac Vice Program.

Previous Friday Job Announcements10/6/2017

Draft ROW Bill Requests Tribal Comments By July 13th

Download proposed rule here.

NCAI has been asked to share this draft of the Rights-of-Way bill with Tribes for feedback before it is introduced next Friday by Congressman Luján (D-NM).  Turnaround time to provide comments is by middle of next week.

Please review and if you have any feedback, thoughts, or questions, please contact Graham Mason, Legislative Director, Office of Congressman Luján at

Picayune Rancheria Files Complaint Against DOI to Stop Off Reservation Gaming

Download complaint here.

Link to news coverage here.

Internships at Interior

FYI~ The Office of the Solicitor is still accepting applications for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 interns.  Students may apply at (for now, ignore the deadlines).  Interns may work in:

  • Division of General Law (contracts, employment, etc.)
  • Division of Indian Affairs (serves Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education)
  • Division of Land Resources (serves Bureau of Land Management, maybe U.S. Geological Survey)
  • Division of Mineral Resources (serves Office of Surface Mining and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement)
  • Division of Parks & Wildlife (serves National Park Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)
  • Division of Water Resources (serves Bureau of Reclamation, also does Indian water rights)
  • Immediate Office (the Solicitor’s front office)
  • Office of Indian Trust Litigation
  • Office of Ethics