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Nez Perce Tribe
Hanford Project Legal Policy Analyst, Environmental Restoration and Waste Management Program, Lapwai I.D. The ERWM program’s role is to protect the Tribe’s treaty-reserved right at the Hanford Site in the state of Washington, regulate air quality on the Tribe’s Reservation in the state of Idaho, and oversee emergency response planning on the Reservation. The ideal candidate will be a team player; will have sound judgement, accompanied by excellent research, writing, and communication skills; the ability to analyze complex factual, legal, and policy issues; the ability to delve deeply into environmental strategies and projects related to the Tribe’s interests at the Hanford Site; and the ability to respond to a wide array of environmental issues that require prompt and accurate analysis. The Tribe offers an attractive compensation package, including: medical and life insurance, a matching 401(k) contribution, and a generous leave policy. Applicants must have relevant experience with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school. Applicants must also pass a criminal background check with no criminal convictions, hold membership in good standing with state bar, have a minimum of one (1) year of legal practice experience, and have a positive work history, and a valid driver license with the ability to be insured under the Tribe’s policy. The Tribe is a drug-free work environment; pre-employment drug testing is required. Experience with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and experience working on behalf of Indian tribes or other governments is preferred. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, 5-10 page writing sample, three (3) references, a Nez Perce Tribe application, and a current motor vehicle report from the state(s) where you have been licensed to drive within the last three (3) years. Applications close on March 16, 2018.
Tribal Counsel, Ho-Chunk Nation, W.I. The Tribal Counsel performs a wide variety of legal work representing the Nation as a government, its departments, boards, and commissions. The Tribal Counsel will prepare pleadings for hearings and other legal proceedings; perform legal research; provide courtroom representation; advocate for federal, state, and tribal statutory, regulatory, and policy changes that provide the best protections for the Nation; and other duties as assigned. Interested applicants should submit an application, resume, and transcripts. Applications close on March 9, 2018.
Deputy Tribal Prosecutor, Fort Hall, I.D. The Deputy Prosecutor investigates, compiles, and presents cases in the Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Court on behalf of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes. The caseload is mainly focused on criminal matters, but will include juvenile, child support, child protection, and other cases as assigned. The Deputy Prosecutor completes work in compliance with the Shoshone-Bannock Law and Order Code; Ordinances; Resolutions; and internal protocols, policies, and procedures. The Deputy Prosecutor assists the Chief Prosecutor in handing managerial and administrative duties. A complete application must be submitted to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Personnel Department no later than 5pm on March 9, 2018.
Assistant Tribal Prosecutor, Fort Hall, I.D. The Assistant Prosecutor investigates, compiles, and presents cases in the Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Court on behalf of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes. The caseload is mainly focused on criminal matters, but will include juvenile, child support, child protection, and other cases as assigned. The Assistant Prosecutor completes work in compliance with the Shoshone-Bannock Law and Order Code; Ordinances; Resolutions; and internal protocols, policies, and procedures. The Deputy Prosecutor assists the Chief Prosecutor in handing managerial and administrative duties. A complete application must be submitted to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Personnel Department no later than 5pm on March 9, 2018.
First Alaskans Institute
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Indigenous and Governmental Affairs Strategist, Anchorage, A.K. The Indigenous and Governmental Affairs Strategist plays an important role within the Alaska Native Policy Center (ANPC) to build relationships, connections, and unity to amplify the self-determination of our peoples through advancing and protecting Alaska Native ways of living, being and knowing. This position responds to the growing need within our Alaska Native community to host difficult dialogues that advance our Native peoples, social justice and self-determination through policy change and healing for the advancement of our collective and cultural ways of life.
Indigenous Knowledge Advocate, Anchorage, A.K. The Indigenous Knowledge Advocate identifies and carries out critical knowledge sharing, research, and analysis to produce technical and culturally relatable content that speaks to the hearts and minds of the Alaska Native and broader Alaskan community on the issues we care about. With 10,000+ years of intimate Indigenous knowledge and stewardship methods which allowed for us to be self-sustaining peoples, we have much to draw upon from our ancestral connections to collectively advance as Peoples in today’s context.
Association on American Indian Affairs
Cultural Sovereignty Fellowship, Rockville, M.D. The Cultural Sovereignty Fellowship is a one-year fellowship position. AAIA is seeking recent graduates of undergraduate, graduate or law degree programs; the applicant must have or will graduate between January 2016 and June 2018. The Cultural Sovereignty Fellow will support the development of national policy in Indian affairs, and provide research, analysis and writing to support programs that include youth education, juvenile justice issues, sacred site protection, repatriation and protection of cultural heritage. A successful applicant will receive a stipend starting at $35,000 depending on the applicant’s degree program and level of experience.
Associate General Counsel, Northern California. This is a full-time regular position. Salary ranges from $60,904 to $94,898. This position includes medical, dental, and vision; benefits include sick and vacation pay. To apply, please visit www.yuroktribe.org, or call (707) 482-1350 for more information.
Other postings this week: Request for Proposal: IGRA and AZ State Gaming Compact (Feb. 28, 2018)
Previous Week’s Announcements: Feb. 23, 2018.