JOB: Tribal Attorney

Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe is seeking a Tribal Attorney

Location: Darrington, Washington

Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited law school required

Salary DOE

contact Judy @ 360-436-0131 for details

JOB – Navajo Nation Attorney

Attorney position – $52,853 per year

Closing date is July 18, 2008 at 5:00 pm.

For application, job description, or submittal of completed application contact the Department of Personnel Management.

PO Box 7080
window Rock, AZ 86515
Phone: 928.871.6330

Navajo Preference and Navajo Veterans Preference Laws applicable

Horizon to feature Bender

Professor Paul Bender of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law will give his annual review of U.S. Supreme Court cases during “Horizon,” airing at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, on KAET-TV Channel 8. Bender is expected to address several major rulings of the court, including one pertaining to the Washington, D.C., handgun ban and its upholding of habeas corpus for Guantánamo Bay prisoners. He also will discuss the court’s upcoming session and the impact that the outcome of the presidential race will have on the court’s makeup. The program will be repeated on Monday, Aug. 18.

Homeland Security CLE

Homeland Security in Indian Country
http://www.abanet.org/cle/programs/t08hsi1.html

Next Wednesday, July 23, 20081:00 PM – 2:30 PM Eastern 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Central11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Mountain 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Pacific

Since 9/11, there has been a number of issues involving the intersection of tribal sovereignty and homeland security. Many reservations are located along the U.S. border and are therefore vital to the efforts of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in securing the nation. DHS now provides funding to tribal governments for this purpose. But despite the fact that tribes have all the same law enforcement and homeland security responsibilities as state governments, 9/11 legislation and administrative policy have not always integrated tribal governments.
Attend this teleconference and live audio webcast to learn about the unique issues tribal governments face in addressing homeland security issues and in working with DHS and the Department of Justice (DOJ). Diane Humetewa will address DOJ’s position on matters affecting homeland security, especially after 9/11. Edward Reina will address Indian Country law enforcement efforts, and the limitations under which tribal police work. Heather Dawn Thompson will address how tribal governments are approaching DOJ, the DHS, and Congress about working together on tribal homeland security issues.

Kirke Kickingbird (Moderator), Chair, IRR Native American Concerns Committee; Of Counsel, Hobbs, Strauss, Dean & Walker, LLP, Oklahoma City, OK

Diane Humetewa, U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona, The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ

Edward Reina, Director of Public Safety, Tohono O’odham Nation,Sells, AZ

Heather Dawn Thompson, Director of Government Affairs, National Congress of American Indians, Washington, DC

JOB: Yavapai-Apache Chief Judge – Campe Verde

Yavapai-Apache Nation located in Camp Verde, Arizona is hiring for the following position:

CHIEF JUDGE
The Chief Judge presides over and ensures the proper operation of the Yavapai-Apache Nation Tribal Court. The Chief Judge is the primary judicial officer of the Tribal Court and is the administrator of the Nation’s Courts: Tribal and Appellate.

  • Preferred State Licensed Attorney in Good Standing.
  • Minimum three years full-time equivalent judicial experience required.
  • Minimum two years judicial administrative experience required.
  • Must never have been convicted of a felony, or convicted of a misdemeanor within the past 10 years other than minor traffic violations.

The Yavapai-Apache Nation offers a competitive benefit and compensation package:
Medical Health Care Insurance; 401K; Dental; Vision; Life Insurance; Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance; Short & Long Term Disability Insurance.

PAY RATE: D.O.E; Plus Tribal Benefit PackagePOSITION STATUS: Full-time Position; Two-year Term

OPEN UNTIL: August 1, 2008

To apply and see a full job description, contact Yavapai-Apache Nation, Human Resources at (928) 567-1062 or email resume to dkplunkett@yan-tribe.org

INDIAN PREFERENCE:
Preference will be given to qualified applicants who are members of a federally recognized Indian tribe.Successful candidates must pass a drug screening and background check.

JOBS: Hopi Tribe

Assistant General Counsel I & II
Office of General Counsel

The Hopi Tribe is seeking attorneys for its Office of General Counsel. The Assistant General Counsels work on a wide variety of legal issues in the course of advising the Hopi Tribal Council in carrying out its legislative and other governmental responsibilities. The attorneys will assist the Office of General Counsel in meeting the Tribe’s litigation, economic development, administrative, and sovereignty objectives. The attorneys must have substantive experience in Federal Indian Law and have the ability to work effectively with tribal leaders and community members. The Tribe prefers that applicants have five or more years of experience. Applicants must be a member of the Arizona State Bar or able to become a member within one year of taking the position. This position will remain open until filled or withdrawn. To apply, please send letters of interest with a resume and a self-edited writing sample to: Scott Canty, Office of General Counsel, The Hopi Tribe, P.O. Box 123, Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039. Electronic submissions in Word format will be accepted and can be sent to scanty0856@aol.com. For any questions, the Office of General Counsel can also be reached at: 928-734-3140; fax: 928-734-3149.

Deputy General Counsel
Office of General Counsel

The Hopi Tribe is seeking a Deputy General Counsel for its Office of General Counsel to provide professional legal counsel and representation to the Hopi Tribal Government — including the legislative and executive branches of the Hopi Tribe, administrative departments, offices and programs — as specified by the Tribal Council and the General Counsel. The Deputy General Counsel manages the day-to-day and administrative matters of the Office of General Counsel, including staff oversight. The Deputy General Counsel must have substantive experience in Federal Indian law and have the ability to work effectively with tribal leaders and community members as his/her duties will focus on the priority areas and issued as assigned by the Tribal Council and the General Counsel. The Tribe requires applicants to have a J.D. and at least six years of experience. Applicants must be a member of the Arizona State Bar or able to become a member within one year of taking the position. This position will remain open until filled or withdrawn. To apply, please send letters of interest with a resume and a self-edited writing sample to: Scott Canty, Office of General Counsel, The Hopi Tribe, P.O. Box 123, Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039. Electronic submissions in Word format will be accepted and can be sent to scanty0856@aol.com. For any questions, the Office of General Counsel can also be reached at: 928-734-3140; fax: 928-734-3149.