MSU Law Webinar on Careers in Indian Law

Here. Geared toward current and prospective law students.

Attorneys with an understanding of Native American culture and legal issues are in high demand. Join us to learn more about the career paths of four Michigan State Law graduates who are working in Indian country. Each graduate will discuss the challenges and rewards of Indigenous Law work. Brief remarks regarding MSU Law’s Indigenous Law and Policy Center also will be offered. Following the presenters’ remarks will be a 15-minute Q and A session during which the presenters will answer questions from webinar participants.

Job Posting at VA Office of Tribal Relations


This position is located in the Central Office of the  Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, DC.  The incumbent is the primary staff support resource for the Office of Tribal Government Relations.

Duties included:

-Performs as an advisor within the Office of Tribal Government Relations (OTGR) and is responsible for prioritizing and coordinating issues relating to the Department’s daily relationship with tribal government leaders and representatives.

-Serves as the subject matter expert and secondary liaison with other federal Department and Agency support staff in tribal consultation.

-Researches and keeps abreast of issues and initiatives that may relate to OTGR activities.

-Plan and evaluate topics requiring higher level programmatic attention, developing background information on tribal veteran issues, drafting of office position papers, executive summaries, Congressional correspondence and associated communication documents for higher level review.

-Actively participates in staff and/or management level meetings and discussions pertaining to the activities encompassed in the management functions of OTGR.

-Follows ups on newly implemented or adapted policies and procedures as directed.

-Serves as the action officer for short and long-range efforts and program functions within OTGR.

-Advises management on tribal consultation strategies, sources, and special programs that emphasize affirmative action in conveying program initiatives.

-Assist with a variety of one time and recurring projects, reports, and studies relating to the evaluation of a wide variety of personnel management subjects.