National Tribal Judicial and Court Personnel Conference Scholarship

Here is the The Scholarship Request Form for the National American Indian Court Judges Association 2018 Conference. Click here to apply.

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Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Fridays. Any posts received prior to 12pm EST on Friday will appear in that Friday’s announcements. If you would like to submit a post for an Indian law or leadership job, please send a brief description of the job and a PDF job announcement to indigenous@law.msu.edu.

View job postings from July 13, 2018.

San Carlos Apache Tribe

Assistant Attorney General, San Carlos, A.Z. Under the supervision of the Tribal Attorney General, the Assistant Attorney General will prepare and review contracts, agreements, leases, rights of way and similar documents in order to promote legal interests of the San Carlos Apache Tribe. Prepare drafts and presents Resolutions and Ordinances to the Tribal Council, provides legal advice and services on legal rights, obligations and privileges of the tribe. Application is open until filled. Please see the job description for more information.

Morongo Band of Mission Indians

Water Law Counsel RFP, Banning, C.A. The Morongo Band of Mission Indians is issuing this Request for Proposals in order to solicit competitive sealed proposals for legal services related to water issues affecting the Tribe.  Because California law governs certain of the water issues affecting the Tribe, only applicants who are licensed members in good standing of the California State Bar will be considered.   Eight (8) copies of the proposal should be submitted no later than 5:00pm, Friday August 10, 2018.  Proposals should be addressed to the Morongo Legal Department, 12700 Pumarra Road, Banning, CA 92220. Any inquiry regarding this RFP should be addressed to the Morongo Tribal Attorney at the address set forth above or by email (legal@morongo-nsn.gov). Please see the description or website for more information.

Mille Lacs Band Office of the Solicitor

Senior Deputy Solicitor General, Onamia, M.N. The Senior Deputy Solicitor General performs legal work involving interpreting laws and regulations; preparing legal opinions, briefs and other legal documents; rendering legal advice and counsel; consulting with trial attorneys; assisting in preparing cases for trial; aiding in the professional development of less experienced staff; drafting bills for legislative consideration, and assisting the Solicitor General in managing the affairs and duties of the function of Solicitor General. The application is open until filled. Please see the job description for more information.

Deputy Solicitor General, Onamia, M.N. The Deputy Solicitor General performs legal work involving interpreting laws and regulations; preparing legal opinions, briefs, and other legal documents; rendering legal advice and counsel; consulting with trial attorneys; assisting in preparing cases for trial; drafting bills for legislative consideration, and assisting the Solicitor General in managing the affairs and duties of the function of Solicitor General. The application is open until filled. Please see the job description for more information.

The Pueblo of Sandia

Consulting Services – RFP, Bernalillo, N.M. The Pueblo of Sandia is examining the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, including compact implications, business and regulatory oversight models for a potential emerging market on Pueblo of Sandia lands. To facilitate the Pueblo’s decision-making processes, the Pueblo of Sandia is soliciting Requests for Proposals from expertly qualified Offerors to provide strategic consulting services and legal advice. A qualified consultant will provide expert analysis of the legal and policy landscape, and national trends in the market, working closely with the Tribal Council, Pueblo Leadership and the Pueblo’s General Counsel. Request closes on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. Please see the description for more information.

Prairie Island Indian Community

Tribal Court Guardian Ad Litem RFP, Welch, M.N. The Prairie Island Indian Community (PIIC), a federally recognized Indian tribe, is seeking proposals from: attorneys, and non-attorneys who have received appropriate training as guardians ad litem, for minor children in CHIPS and CHINS proceedings, in private custody disputes and/or for elderly or disabled persons in Tribal or State Courts of Minnesota. The deadline for submitting a proposal is August 8, 2018. Please see the description for more information.

Frye & Kelly, P.C.

Attorney,  Albuquerque, N.M. Seeking a highly-motivated entry-level or mid-level attorney with excellent writing, research, and communication skills and a record of significant accomplishments, including a superior academic record. Ideal candidates will have a background (experience or coursework) in Indian law, business development, employment law, and governmental law, as well as either litigation
experience or a judicial clerkship. For additional information about the firm,
please visit their website. Please see the job description for more information.

National Indian Child Welfare Association

Project Coordinator, Portland, O.R. The primary purpose of this position is to support the organization across departments, providing multiple kinds of assistance when needed. Emphasis on support for events, training, and program activities. Application deadline is August 13, 2018. Please see the job description for more details.

Indigenous Peyote Conservation Initiative

Conservation Manager, Jim Hogg County, T.X. IPCI is looking for an individual, couple, or small family to put their experience and commitment to work joining the Native American Churches, Azee’ Bee Nahagha of Dine Nation, the Wixratica Nation and their Allies in conserving the sacred Peyote Medicine. For more information please see the job description.

Center for Court Innovation

Project Manager, Manhattan, N.Y. The Center for Court Innovation’s National Technical Assistance department is seeking three (3) Project Managers to work on a variety of national technical assistance projects, including the Tribal Justice Exchange team, helping courts and justice system partners plan, implement, and enhance innovative programs. To apply for this position, send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to tajobs@courtinnovation.org, with Project Manager, National Technical Assistance as the subject line of the email. For more information please see the website. The application closes July 31, 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Federal Circuit Rejects Tribal Immunity in Patent Litigation

Here is the opinion in St. Regis Mohawk Tribe v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals:

18-1638.opinion.7-20-2018

Briefs here.

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Interior and North Fork Rancheria Prevail over Stand Up for California on Tribe’s Gaming Compact Procedures

Here are the materials in Stand Up for California! v. Dept.of Interior (E.D. Cal.):

28 sufc motion for stay

29 sufc motion for summary j

37 north fork rancheria motion for summary j

39 north fork opposition to 29

41 interior motion for summary j

43 interior response to 29

44 reply in support of 29

46 sufc opposition to motions for summary j

51 north fork reply in support of 37

52 interior reply in support of 41

58 dct order

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United States Attorney Initiates Forfeiture of Nearly 45,000 Cartons of HCI Smokes and other property

Here is the pleading captioned United States v. 2015 Dodge Ram 350 Truck (D. Neb.):

complaint

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Clerkships with Washington Supreme Court accepting applications.

Here.

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HuffPo: “Federal Officials Divulge Secret Info About Native American Artifacts”

Here.

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Leonard Peltier Free Speech Claims against State of Washington for Removing His Paintings from Exhibit Survive Summary Judgment Motion

Here are the materials in Peltier v. Sacks (W.D. Wash.):

42 defendant motion for summary j

51 response

52-4 painting one

52-5 painting two

52-6 painting three

53 reply

54 dct order

Earlier post on this matter here.

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NYTs Profile of Navajo Nation’s Bid to Purchase Recently-Bankrupt Remington Gun Company to Bring Biz to the Reservation (and force the company to invest in smart gun tech)

Here. An excerpt:

The Navajo Nation’s plan for Remington was novel: It intended to shift the company away from its consumer business, including curtailing the sale of the AR-15-style weapons frequently used in mass shootings, to focus on police and defense contracts.

The tribe planned to use profits from those businesses to invest in research and development of advanced “smart guns” — those with fingerprint or other technology intended to prevent anyone but the gun’s owner from using the weapon. Smart guns have so far failed to make much headway at the major gun manufacturers, which have faced pressure from groups like the National Rifle Association.

It’s not clear that the tribe’s proposal would have worked, of course. But the Navajo Nation would have had an advantage in sales for police and military contracts. Not only must a certain percentage of government business go to minority-owned companies, but the Native American Incentive Act also confers certain other advantages, according to the American Bar Association.

The only guns the Navajo Nation planned to sell to consumers were long guns like rifles and shotguns used by hunters.

“Navajo is a community of veterans and people of the land,” the tribe’s lawyer, Drew Ryce, said in an email. “We are indifferent to the AR-15 and happy to leave that business behind.”

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Federal Court Bars South Dakota from Collecting Taxes on Non-Indian Contractors Working on Tribal Casino Construction Project

Here are the materials in Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe v. Sattgast (D.S.D.):

32 State Motion for Summary J

75 Flandreau Motion for Summary J

78 State Opposition

81 Flandreau Opposition

87 State Reply

89 Flandreau Reply

102 DCT Order

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