Author Archives: Leah Jurss

United States Accepts Concurrent Jurisdiction Over Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe

Department of Justice Press Release here. The decision will take effect on Jan. 1, 2017.  Tribal, state and county prosecutors and law enforcement agencies will also continue to have criminal jurisdiction on the reservation. “We believe this decision – made … Continue reading

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Procopio Seeks Clerks for Summer 2016

Procopio’s Native American Law Practice group seeks summer law clerks for its paid eight to ten week summer internship program. More information available here. Application requires a sample blog post, resume, transcript, and cover letter; due by October 30, 2015.

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1855 Treaty Authority Members Issued Citations

A group of individuals from Ojibwe nations in Minnesota known as the “1855 Treaty Authority” staged a wild rice harvesting gathering in Nisswa, Minnesota on Hole-in-the-day Lake on August 27, 2015. The location is outside of current reservation boundaries, but … Continue reading

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Yakama Nation Hiring Chief Judge for Tribal Court

Application here. Closes September 1, 2015.

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30 Year Maximum “Take” FWS Rule Struck Down

Judge Koh (N.D. Calif.) set aside and remanded the Fish & Wildlife Service’s Final 30-Year Rule that extended the maximum duration of permits to take bald and golden eagles from five years to thirty years. The order states that the … Continue reading

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Complaint and TRO in Oglala Sioux Tribe v. Burwell

Here. Opening sentences: The Tribe brings this action against the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) and its agency, the Indian Health Service (“IHS”) seeking redress for their decision to use $1.6 million in funds appropriated for the Pine … Continue reading

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AILC 8th Annual Tribal Leadership Conference

The American Indian Law Center will be holding its 8th Annual Tribal Leadership Conference: Transitions, September 22-23, 2015 in Santa Ana Pueblo, NM. This conference invites all tribal leaders, key tribal administrators, tribal court judges, and court administrators and clerks … Continue reading

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Crowe & Dunlevy Seek Experienced Indian Law & Gaming Attorney

Crowe & Dunlevy, one of Oklahoma’s oldest and largest law firms with offices in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, seeks an attorney with 7-9 years of experience to serve in our expanding Indian Law & Gaming practice group. The firm’s Indian … Continue reading

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Possible Hate Crime Motive in Fatal Wyoming Shooting

In late July, two Northern Arapaho men were shot while inside an alcohol and drug detox facility in Riverton, Wyoming. The FBI has started an investigation into a possible hate crime motive for the fatal shooting. Wyoming is one of … Continue reading

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DOJ Office of Tribal Justice Deputy Director Opening

Closes August 19, application here. Description: As Deputy Director, partners with the Director in component-level leadership responsibilities, including policy- and program-related decision making, organizational development, strategic planning, and representation of the Office of Tribal Justice and the Department of Justice. … Continue reading

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