Here is the agenda: All Roads Lead to Chaco Canyon – Tentative Agenda
Job vacancies are posted on Friday. Additional announcements may appear throughout the week. If you would like your Indian law or leadership job posted on Turtle Talk, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Little River Holdings (Little River Band of Ottawa Indians)
Little River Holdings LLC, a wholly owned enterprise of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, is accepting proposals from consultants to facilitate a development project. If you have experience in some or all of the following areas and are interested in bidding, please contact us for a Request for Proposal Packet. Areas of expertise required are: Real Estate Development Planning, Financial Projections, Debt/Equity Projections, Grant Procurement, Securing of Investors/Lenders, Construction Monitoring, and Compliance and Asset Management. You can show interest and request the packet at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for showing interest is April 1, 2018, and the deadline for submitting the proposal is April 30, 2018.
Pueblo of Isleta
Associate General Counsel, Isleta, N.M. Under the direction of General Counsel, the Associate General Counsel provides professional legal counsel in the areas of tribal government, federal-tribal relations, jurisdiction issues, environmental and natural resources law and policy, economic development, tribal business enterprise, and employment issues. Works to protect tribal assets and preserve tribal sovereignty. The Pueblo is looking for someone who is a member of the New Mexico bar and has at least three years of relevant experience.
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
Summer Law Clerk, Office of Legal Counsel, Pendleton, O.R. The OLC is looking for a summer law clerk, who may work on up to two projects: (1) research concerning historic CTUIR specific cases; and/or (2) work with a project team research project concerning reservation boundaries. Clerk(s) will work on site with occasional remote locations for associated tasks. Applications close April 18, 2018.
Summer Law Clerk, Department of Justice, Window Rock, A.Z. The Navajo Nation Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking energetic and motivated candidates for multiple funded summer law clerk positions in the following areas of practice:
Interested candidates must be enrolled in an ABA accredited law school, should have at least taken Federal Indian Law, and should submit their cover letter, resume, transcript and a short (5-10 page) writing sample to Cherie Espinosa at email@example.com. Complete application packets must be received no later than 5 p.m. Mountain Time on Friday, April 20, 2018. Externally funded applicants strongly encouraged to apply.
Crow Tribe of Indians
Legislative Attorney, Crow Agency, M.T. The Legislature is seeking an attorney to work alongside them in developing and implementing policy that protects and develops the Nation, its people and assets. The job requires both administrative experience and trial experience (to respond to challenges of new, or enforcement of existing, law).
Tohono O’odham Nation
Mining Attorney, Sells, A.Z. The Tohono O’odham Nation is in the preliminary stages of searching for a Mining Attorney on a contract basis. This is not an official request for proposals but we are scoping out the interest and will be sending bid packets to those interested. Please see the attached RFP for the scope of work. Any further questions can be directed to Joshua Rees, Deputy Attorney General at firstname.lastname@example.org
National Indian Child Welfare Association
Strategic Communications Manager, Portland, O.R. The National Indian Child Welfare Association to promote NICWA’s public image and visibility through a variety of communications media. They will support and work directly under the supervision of the executive director. The strategic communications manager has four key areas of responsibility. Applications close on April 4, 2018.
Association on American Indian Affairs
Cultural Sovereignty Fellowship, Washington, D.C. The Association on American Indian Affairs seeks a recent graduate of an undergraduate, graduate or law degree program to join AAIA for a year in the metro DC area for a paid internship to work on National policy on protecting cultural resources/heritage and Indian child and youth matters. Applications are due by April 23.
Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Miller & Monkman, LLP
Attorney, Anchorage or Juneau, A.K. Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Miller & Monkman, LLP announces an attorney position opening in either our Anchorage, Alaska or Juneau, Alaska office. The Sonosky Chambers firm specializes in representing Native American interests in a wide range of work involving tribal sovereignty and self-governance, complex litigation, appellate and Supreme Court work, legislative affairs, health care, and a wide range of additional matters. Additional information about our firm is available at www.sonosky.com. Interested applicants should have strong credentials and a commitment to representing Native American interests. We are ideally looking for an entry-level candidate with 0 to 2 years of experience, but all qualified applicants will be considered. If you have any questions or would like to submit application materials, please send them to Office Manager Sue Tyree at email@example.com. All applications will be considered on a rolling basis, but we encourage serious applicants to apply by April 15th.
Last week’s postings: March 9, 2018
To support and promote the practice of Indian Law in New Mexico and to help defray the costs of preparing for and taking the New Mexico bar examination, the Indian Law Section of the State Bar of New Mexico annually awards scholarships to third-year law students who intend to practice Indian Law in New Mexico. Students who will graduate in 2018 and take the bar examination within one year of graduation may apply. The 2018 Bar Scholarship will award up to a total of $4,000 or more in scholarships, which is subject to change based on the number of applicants, student interest and Indian Law Section resources. Applications must be postmarked no later than March 31, 2018.