Participants Needed for Focus Group on Tribal Victim Services

The Tribal Law and Policy Institute, in conjunction with the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC) and the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), is working on a Tribal Resource Mapping Project for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) victims/survivors of crime.

Your Expertise: We are seeking participation from urban Indian individuals that have experience in the following categories of organizations—either as professional staff or clients.

  • Homeless Services
  • Native Youth Services
  • Two-Spirit Programs or Services
  • Native Education Programs
  • Native Health Services
  • Victim Advocates Groups or Services
  • Native Men’s Groups or Programs
  • Native Women’s Group or Programs
  • Native Foster Services or Programs
  • Urban-Indian Programs or Services

Our Goal
To create a web-based resource mapping tool that:

  • Links AI/AN victims/survivors of crime and abuse to tribal victim services anywhere in the country
  • Helps identify gaps in the network of existing services

To RSVP or request more information please contact: FocusGroups@tlpi.org

For more project information visit: www.VictimsofCrime.org/Tribal_ResourceMapping

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Job Opportunity – Attorney

The Office of General Counsel within the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) has an Attorney position available in our Washington, DC office. The open period to apply for this position is  09/22/2016 – 10/03/2016. If you are interested, it is important that you act quickly to complete the application process. For more information please go to our website www.nigc.gov, our Facebook page www.facebook.com/NIGCgov, and on www.usajobs.gov. If you have any questions regarding this position you may contact our Legal Executive Administrator Shakira_Ferguson@NIGC.gov, or our General Counsel Michael_Hoenig@NIGC.gov.

Job Opportunity – Chief Court Clerk/Court Administrator

Quileute Indian Tribe
La Push, Washington

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Chief Court Clerk/Court Administrator is responsible for ensuring that all aspects of court administration are operating effectively and efficiently.  Responsibilities include supervision and management of Tribal Court staff, preparing the court’s budget, as well as drafting, updating and researching court codes, court rules, and court forms, overseeing court reports, public information, and ensuring court documents are processed and filed effectively. The incumbent serves in a senior leadership capacity for the Tribal Court and has day-to-day responsibility for managing all court operations including case management, courtroom support, facility management, quality assurance, and safety and security.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have AA degree in Paralegal or related field.
  • Must have at least five years’ experience in a court setting as a supervising clerk or administrator with a strong preference to applicants with prior tribal court experience.
  • Must have recent experience performing or supervising the duties of court clerk.
  • Must have good interpersonal skills.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Interested persons send resume, cover letter and job application to the following address:

Personnel Department
C/O Quileute Tribal Council
P.O. Box 279
La Push, Washington 98350

Obtain a job application and job description at www.quileutenation.org

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A Conversation at the Intersection of Art, Law & Indian Identity – Oct. 9

heard_2016-10-09_save-the-date_postcard_page_1This event will be held on Sunday, October 9, 2016 (3:30-5 pm) in the Steel Auditorium of the Heard Museum. This event is hosted by the Heard in partnership with the Native American Rights Fund and the Indian Legal Program at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.

Hear a panel of cutting-edge American Indian artists and leading lawyers discuss the ways Indian Identity and artist vision can shape and challenge American Indian identity while also having legal implications and community impact.

Free and open to the public. RSVP is required here.

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Questions? Contact us at ILP@asu.edu or 480-965-2922

Job Opportunity – Protective Services Attorney

Protective Services Attorney
Department: Office of General Counsel
City:  Sacaton, AZ
Location:  Family Advocacy Center, 259 W. Seed Farm Road

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:

The Protective Services Attorney provides support in child welfare, juvenile and adult in need of care litigation on behalf of and representation for the Gila River Indian Community (Community) and Tribal Social Services (TSS).

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:

  • Considerable knowledge in legal and substantive child welfare, dependency and termination proceedings.
  • Knowledge of and experience in application of principles of jurisprudence and legal analysis, including a background in and knowledge of the American Bar Association Standards of Practice for Lawyers Who Represent Children in Abuse and Neglect Cases and the standards for representation set forth in the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Resources Guidelines.
  • Knowledge of and experience in application of the principles of jurisprudence and legal analysis, including a background in and knowledge of Federal Indian Law, juvenile law, and the Indian Child Welfare Act.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, work independently and work with others.
  • Ability to clearly and successfully articulate ideas and logical analysis both orally and writing.
  • Ability to effectively plan, supervise, and coordinate work of others.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with people of varied economic, educational, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, Community Officials, and the general public.
  • Ability to perform all physical requirements of the position; agree to maintain a Drug-Free Workplace as a condition of employment with the Gila River Indian Community.

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Visit our GRIC website and apply online: http://vss.gric.nsn.us/MSS/employmentopportunities/default.aspx

Job Opportunity – Supervising Protective Services Attorney

Supervising Protective Services Attorney
Closing Date: 9/30/16
Department: Office of General Counsel/Protective Services Office
City: Sacaton, AZ
Location: Family Advocacy Center, 259 W. Seed Farm Road

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:
The Supervising Protective Services Attorney provides litigation support and representation for child welfare, dependency, juvenile and adult in need of care matters on behalf of the Gila River Indian Community (Community).  This position provides support in the more complex cases and oversight of the Protective Services Attorney’s and support staff; providing effective, vigorous and compassionate legal services.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Juris Doctorate Degree from an ABA accredited law school and current membership in good standing with the Arizona State Bar; minimum of five (5) years experience as a licensed attorney practicing in child welfare proceedings; minimum three (3) years of supervisory experience.

Experience with Indian Child Welfare Act and Federal Indian Law is preferred.

 

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Visit our GRIC website and apply online: http://vss.gric.nsn.us/MSS/employmentopportunities/default.aspx

Job Opportunity – Project Manager/Senior Project Manager

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Center for Indian Country Development (CICD)

The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis recently established the Center for Indian Country Development (CICD), whose mission is to help American Indians communities attain their economic goals and thus improve economic and community well-being throughout Indian Country. The CICD accomplishes its mission by building relationships, convening thought leaders, and conducting research concerning economic and community development in American Indian communities. As part of its five-year strategic plan, the CICD intends to focus on four particular areas: land, business and entrepreneurship, education, and homeownership. The CICD seeks support for this work in designing diverse programs and initiatives related to Indian Country community and economic development in the district and nationally.

Description of the Position

The incumbent generally will (1) work across disciplines to increase the CICD’s reach and relationships with diverse stakeholders, including tribal, state, and federal governments, lending institutions, and philanthropic organizations, (2) design, participate in, and lead a variety of projects and assignments aligned with the CICD’s strategic plan, including planning meetings and conferences, analyzing data and academic and policy reports, writing articles and blogs, and interfacing with community development-related groups and organizations, and (3) coordinate and communicate the work of the CICD effectively across diverse cultures and organizations.

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