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Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation

Assistant General Counsel.  Job posting available at: 

Gila River Indian Community

Senior Assistant General Counsel. Job posting available at:

Tulalip Tribes

Staff Attorney, Tulalip, W.A. Provides civil legal representation to the Tulalip Child Support Program. Position will also involve representing other Tribal departments in civil legal hearings.

Posted on Turtle Talk on 1/12/2018 at

National Congress of American Indians

Director of Governmental Affairs, Washington, D.C. Responsible for representing Indian Country’s consensus policy priorities with Congress and the Administration. The successful candidate will be prepared to work in a collaborative environment to develop and implement a strategy to advance the policy priorities identified by the NCAI membership and Board. The Director will work with the federal government, tribal nations, Native organizations, and non-Native partners to enhance opportunities for tribal nations while ensuring the trust responsibility towards tribes is upheld. Typically, the Director works closely with the Executive Director and General Counsel and leads a staff of 2-4 policy associates and a Fellow.

Posted on Turtle Talk on 1/12/2018 at

Little River Band of Ottawa Indians

2018 Summer Legal Intern, Manistee, M.I. Interns will assist the Unified Legal Department in its role as in-house legal counsel to the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians. 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. The Department is willing to accommodate a flexible schedule but wants a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week. Hours worked should conform to a schedule of Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applications must be received by March 30, 2018, 5:00 p.m. EST. Applications will be reviewed on a revolving basis, beginning December 1, 2017, until the position(s) is filled.

Posted on Turtle Talk on 1/12/2018 at

Department of the Interior

Regional Solicitor, Office of the Solicitor, Southeast Region, Atlanta, G.A. Represents and acts for the Solicitor as the chief legal officer for the Department of the Interior for legal matters covered in the Southeast Region. Closes Tuesday, February 6, 2018. 

Posted on Turtle Talk on 1/12/2018 at

Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Seeks a Director of its in-house Legal Department.  The Tribe’s headquarters is located in beautiful southwest Colorado.  The Director 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. Please apply online at:

Ho-Chunk Nation

Tribal Prosecutor (originally posted 9/8/17), Black River Falls, W.I. The position hours are Monday-Friday 8 AM-4:30 PM. Pay depends on qualifications. Interested applicants should submit an application, resume, and transcripts if they are within 2-5 years of graduating law school. Applicants may visit the Ho-Chunk nation website to apply.

Posted on Turtle Talk on 11/10/2017 at

DNA-People’s Legal Services

Attorney vacancies, various locations in A.Z. and N.M. (some originally posted 9/8/17)

Posted on Turtle Talk on 11/10/2017 at

Snoqualmie Indian Tribe

Staff Attorney. Provides legal advice, representation, and services regarding a broad range of matters arising in the operation of the Snoqualmie Tribal Government and its various departments, subject to the direction and oversight of the In-House Tribal Attorney. This is an exempt position that reports to the In-House Tribal Attorney. Closes Saturday, December 2, 2017.

Posted on Turtle Talk on 11/10/2017 at

Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe

Public Defender(RFP), Kingston, W.A. Seeking proposals from qualified candidates to provide Public Defender services in criminal matters within the jurisdiction of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Community Court. The Public Defender shall assist individuals understand the criminal charges filed, possible outcomes of those charges, the procedures the court is required to follow and to represent defendants throughout the process. The Public Defender must be licensed to practice law in Washington State or eligible as a Rule 9 and under the direction of a supervising attorney. Proposals due by 4:30 PM PT on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

Posted on Turtle Talk on 11/10/2017 at

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe

Prosecuting Attorney, Lower Brule, S.D. Represent the Tribe in prosecution of adults committing criminal acts within tribal jurisdiction, including fish and wildlife offenses.

Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University

(3) Faculty Positions, Indigenous and Aboriginal Law, Northern Land Use Law, Thunder Bay, O.N. Candidates will be appointed as Full, Associate or Assistant Professors, depending on qualifications, teaching, and research experience. These appointments will commence in the summer of 2018 and offer excellent opportunities to join Ontario’s newest law school and contribute to its unique focus on the legal issues of Northern Ontario.

Posted on Turtle Talk on 11/10/2017 at

Pascua Yaqui Tribe

Deputy Prosecutor, Tuscon, A.Z. Provide professional legal services of considerable difficulty in criminal and juvenile prosecution, some child-welfare (custodial) litigation and occasionally may assist the Chief Prosecutor with managing the Prosecutor Office.

Posted on Turtle Talk on 11/10/2017 at

Columbia Riverkeeper

Staff Attorney, Hood River, O.R. Responsible for working with Riverkeeper’s legal team and other staff to develop and execute Riverkeeper’s legal and policy work, including representing Riverkeeper in litigation and administrative processes. The Staff Attorney work plan will focus on deepening Riverkeeper’s relationship and solidarity work with Columbia River tribes and tribal organizations. Application deadline is Monday, December 4, 2017.

Posted on Turtle Talk on 11/10/2017 at

National Indian Gaming Commission

Summer 2018 Interns, Washington D.C. NIGC’s internships are highly competitive. Interns are selected on the basis of their overall applications. Due to the nature of NIGC’s practice, experience or demonstrated interest in Indian law or a background in Indian affairs or gaming is highly desirable. Deadline is Friday, December 1, 2017.

Posted on Turtle Talk on 11/10/2017 at

Hobbs Straus Dean & Walker, LLP

Firm seeks Associate Attorney for Portland, OR office.  Click link below for details: 

9-1-2017 HSDW Announcement re Assoc. Atty. Position in Portland (Final).pdf 

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Tribal Court Solicitor. Provides legal review and advice to SRPMIC Court. Through legal expertise with Tribal laws, provides research for the Court, working to resolve legal issues as they arise. Ensures that applicable laws are followed so that tribal sovereignty is protect and enhanced. This position may be expected to work evenings and weekends as needed and is not subject to standard work schedule. The position will close on 9/16/2017.

Posted on Turtle Talk on 9/1/2017 at

Colorado River Indian Tribes

Deputy Attorney General (Civil). Provides legal representation to the Colorado River Indian Tribes, its Tribal Council, departments, and enterprises. The Office is a diverse and dynamic working environment.

Posted on Turtle Talk on 9/1/2017 at

Native American Disability Law Center

Attorney, Farmington or Gallup, N.M. Represents Native American children in state custody under the Indian Child Welfare Act. Also represents clients in administrative hearings, and tribal, state and federal court actions – with a focus on systemic change. Additionally, Attorneys work with tribal governments on legislation & policies effecting individuals with disabilities.

Posted on Turtle Talk on 9/1/2017 at

Pascua Yaqui Tribe

Assistant Attorney General. Tasked to provide non-partisan legal advice and act as in-house counsel for Tribal Council.  The Office of the Attorney General provides support to Tribal Council, Department Directors, Oversight Committees, and any other entities that Tribal Council shall authorize. For more information please contact Cecilia Damron or Ruben Valenzuela at (520) 883-5040. 

Posted on Turtle Talk on 9/1/2017 at

Pueblo of Laguna – Attorney

The Pueblo of Laguna is seeking applicants for a full time Attorney. Under general direction of Government Affairs Director, 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 Pueblo government. Consistently applies the Pueblo’s Core Values in support of Workforce Excellence. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information. For more specific information, including application instructions, go to  and click on Employment Opportunities.

Posted in the NM Bar Bulletin - Aug 2, 2017 

Michigan Indian Legal Services

Staff Attorneys (2), Southwest Michigan, Upper Peninsula. Please send resume, cover letter and writing sample to:

James A. Keedy
Executive Director
Michigan Indian Legal Services
814 S. Garfield Ave., Suite A
Traverse City, MI 49686

Posted on Turtle Talk 7/28/2017

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe

Staff Attorney. Submit resume, cover letter, and employment application to Closes August 10, 2017. 

Posted on Turtle Talk 7/28/2017 

Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe

General Counsel. Persons interested in applying should send a letter of interest, writing sample, and a resumé which includes references to:

Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe
Human Resources Department
5318 Chief Brown Lane
Darrington, WA 98241

With a copy to and to For additional information you may contact the Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe Office of Legal Counsel at (360) 436-0139. 

Posted on Turtle Talk on 7/28/2017

Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson, & Perry LLP

2018 Summer Associates. A national law firm dedicated to representing Native American interests in a wide range of endeavors – including trial and appellate litigation, federal Indian law, tribal law, Indian self-determination and self-governance matters, transportation and infrastructure, natural resources, and economic development, among others – is currently recruiting incoming 2L students for 2018 summer associate positions. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample (a sample relevant to our practice area is preferred, but not necessary) to Will Stephens, Partner at (please also copy Interested applicants should send this information no later than Thursday, August 31, 2017. 

Posted on Turtle Talk on 7/28/2017

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