Talking Stick Podcast

New episode on the #TalkingStick! “Protecting Tribal Lands and Sacred Places: Current Threats Across Indian Country.” Listen here.

Cedric Cromwell, Chairman, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
Mark Fox, Chairman, Mandan, Hidatsa & Arikara Nation
Harold Fraizer, Chairman, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
Ned Norris, Jr., Chairman, Tohono O’odham Nation
Terry Rambler, Chairman, San Carlos Apache Tribe

Ferguson-Bohnee presenting on ABA’s “A Discussion on Racial Justice in America” – 7/1

Patty Ferguson-Bohnee will be speaking at “A Discussion on Racial Justice in America” webinar. 

Date: July 1
Time: 12:00 p.m. (CT)

This webinar will be and open and honest discussion on Racial Justice in America in light of the events since the murder of George Floyd. The panel will provide perspectives from the African American, Muslim, Asian American, Hispanic, and Native American communities. 

More information here.

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Join NABA-DC Virtual Brown Bag series

Students and recent grads interested in Indian Law & Policy Careers in the DC area are welcome!

Every summer, the Native American Bar Association – DC organizes events and programs for summer interns working in the field of Indian law and policy. As many internships have been cancelled or have gone virtual, NABA-DC is also making its summer programs VIRTUAL. The NABA-DC programs include the Brownbag Program and Mentorship Program. Through each program, interns will be able to virtually meet and engage with attorneys and policy staff currently working in DC on issues impacting Indian Country.

If you are interested in participating please sign-up here:

Brownbag Program: The NABA-DC Brownbag Program is for interns working in the field of Indian law and policy. This summer, NABA-DC will host virtual Brownbag events with host offices such as government agencies, law firms, and non-profit organizations.  You will get a chance to directly engage with attorneys and policy advisors currently working in DC on issues impacting Indian Country.  You will learn about their own personal career paths and the issues they work on each day. If you have any questions about the NABA-DC Brownbag program, please contact

Mentorship Program: NABA-DC coordinates a mentorship program each summer to give interns working or interested in Indian law and policy a personal networking experience.  Interns are matched with professionals working in Washington D.C., with efforts made to find mentors who are working in the same fields the interns wish to enter, enriching the interns’ educational experience in D.C. and connecting practitioners with the next generation of Native leaders.  If you have any questions about the NABA-DC mentorship program, please contact

Original post from Turtle Talk.

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ILP & NALSA Virtual Graduation Ceremony – Today!

The ILP would like to invite the #ILPFamily to join us in celebrating the graduation of this year’s ILP students. Our virtual ceremony will be broadcast live via YouTube Premiere on  May 13 at 1:30 p.m. (MST) 

If you are unable to join us at that time, you may watch the video at a later time on the premiere page.

Set your reminders, post your congratulatory messages, live chat and tune in to watch our students graduate! 

Tune in at:

Job Opportunity – Government & Legislative Communications Officer

Navajo Nation Washington Office
Washington, DC

Develops and implements media strategies & manages media relations activities to publicize congressional legislation, actions, and events; maximizes existing press contacts while cultivating new ones; writes, edits and issues press preleases, newsletters, publications, scripts & other communications documents; responds to congressional, legislative, and other public relations media requests; builds meaningful relationships with key public officials and Navajo Nation leaders; develops and implements governmental relations strategies; researches and composes speeches, presentations, and talking points; serves as a resource for regional and national reporters for the Navajo Nation government; coordinates public relations activities; advises office staff concerning public relations aspects of policies, practices, procedures, programs, and actions; produces news, public service and educational programs for radio and television; recruits and arranges public appearances with subject experts, elected officials, dignitaries, and other individuals; plans and coordinates news conferences and special events; serves as a contact for information administrators in the maintenance of the office network and website; and prepares required reports.

For full job description, click here.

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2021 Tribal E-commerce CLE Conference – Call for Presentations

The ILP will be hosting its 7th Annual Tribal Government E-Commerce CLE Conference  on February 4 – 5, 2020 at the Beus Center for Law and Society at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in Phoenix, AZ.

We are seeking dynamic, engaging, and knowledgeable presenters in various focus areas. For guidelines, please see the following link: Wiring the Rez 2021_Call for Presentations

Proposals should include the name(s) of presenters, topic and a 500-word summary of your presentation. Email a PDF of the proposal by August 14, 2020. Subject line: Wiring the Rez Presentation (Your Name)

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ASU Navajo Nation CLE: Call for Presentations

The Indian Legal Program at ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law is proud to host the 2020 Navajo Nation Law CLE Conference on Friday, October 2020.

The Navajo Nation Law CLE Conference will offer a one day survey of Navajo law and ethics. This conference is ideal training for attorneys practicing on and near the Navajo Nation, tribal court advocates, tribal court practitioners, tribal court
prosecutors, tribal court defenders, tribal council members, Indian law
attorneys, tribal liaisons, government legislators, Navajo Nation Bar members,
law students, as well as teachers/professors and students of American Indian

The Conference Planning Committee welcomes proposals for 30-minute, 60-minute or 90-minute conference presentations or panel discussions. To submit a presentation proposal, please send the following information by May 20, 2020:

  • Presenter(s) name, title, contact information, bio
  • Title of the proposed presentation
  • A brief (one paragraph) description of the presentation, how the presentation relates to Navajo Law, and a description of the presentation format (example: lecture with Q&A, panel discussion, etc.)
  • A brief description of what will be or could be distributed to attendees as materials
  • A two-sentence summary of the presentation for the conference program, if accepted
  • Length of presentation
  • Would this session qualify for Navajo Ethics?

Participants will be notified of their selection by July 19, 2020.

Please submit your abstract here: Subject: Navajo Law CLE Proposal

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