NYTs News Profile on the Yakama Nation’s Fisheries

Here is “For This Tribe, Saving a River Means Saving the Sturgeon: The Yakama Nation has been raising fish to release back into the Columbia River for more than a decade. Now, its hatchery is also producing caviar.”

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 indigenous@law.msu.edu.

Nez Perce Tribe

Public Defender, must be admitted to at least one state bar, be able to handle his or her own caseload, and be able to supervise a small staff, salary is $60,000/year with generous benefits and a low cost of living. Resumes and writing samples may be sent to Danielp@nezperce.org.

Deputy Public Defender, must be admitted to at least one state bar and be able to handle his or her own caseload, salary is $55,000/year with generous benefits and a low cost of living. Resumes and writing samples may be sent to Danielp@nezperce.org.

Yakama Nation

Assistant Tribal Prosecutor: Yakama Nation Human Resources will be accepting applications for the position through December 6, 2016.

Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe

Contract Attorney, Child Support Program, Tribal Court. The time commitment will be 15-20 hours per month.

Navajo Nation Washington Office

Government and Legislative Affairs Associate, closes 11/21/2016.

Navajo Nation Office of the Prosecutor

Attorney, Full time, Pay rate $65,249.60, Open until filled – Kayenta AZ
Attorney, Full time, Pay rate $65,249.60, Open until filled – Window Rock, AZ
Prosecutor, Full time, Pay rate $44,054.40, Open Until filled – Dilkon, AZ
Prosecutor, Full time, Pay rate $44,054.40, Open Until filled – Chinle, AZ
Prosecutor, Full time, Pay rate $44,054.40, Open Until filled – Shiprock, NM
Juvenile Presenting Officer, Pay rate $40,414.40, Open until filled – Kayenta, AZ
Juvenile Presenting Officer, Pay rate $40,414.40, Open until filled – Shiprock, NM

Links: Job vacancy announcements,  Navajo Nation employee application

Email applications to: apply@dpm.navajo-nsn.gov or fax to (928) 871-6976. Please CC gertrudelee@navajo-nsn.gov and jaimehigh@navajo-nsn.gov.  Call 928-871-6622 for more information.

AmeriCorps VISTA

Volunteer, NativeLove and National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center are hiring for a paid AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer for next year located at main office in Lame Deer, Montana!  Great for recent college graduate. The VISTA member role is to build capacity of NIWRC by aiding in the development of educational resources for engaging local Native youth and youth organizations to create healthy dating and family strategies. Deadline is November 28th.

Yakama Nation Celebrate Sockeye Return to Cle Elum Lake for the First Time in 100 Years

Yakama Nation biologists released thousands of sockeye salmon into a Central Washington lake over the past four summers to restore fish runs that were decimated with the damming of area rivers and streams. Each fall, the just-released fish swam up the Cle Elum River to spawn and die. Their babies, meanwhile, spent a year in the lake before swimming to the ocean to grow into adulthood. Now, four years after the first release in 2009, those adult fish are returning to their birthplace to spawn, and tribal members are celebrating what they hope is the resurrection of a revered species to its native habitat. “You are part of a sacred ceremony to celebrate the return of an important ingredient to our body, our hearts, our life,” Yakama elder Russell Jim told the crowd gathered on the shore of Cle Elum Lake.

Some great pictures from the celebration here.

Thanks to JO for the article.