The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, is looking for an experienced Indian lawyer to fill its general counsel position. The duties include managing all of the Tribe’s legal affairs, which are considerable, managing an in-house staff of 2 attorneys (it has been as high as 6 in the past), managing the work assigned to outside counsel, and advising the Tribe’s Board of Directors (Tribal Council) on all legal issues that arise.
Anyone interested should contact Bruce Greene – see contact info below.
1500 Tamarack Avenue
Boulder, Colorado 80304
Steve M. Bodmer (’06) is now the Tribal Attorney for the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians. Congratulations Steve!
Women Empowering Women for Indian Nations Fifth Annual Conference
“Sovereignty: A Generation for Change”
July 31 – August 2, 2009
Radisson Fort McDowell Resort & CasinoScottsdale/Fountain Hills, AZ
This training and development conference is for elected Tribal officials, Indian community leaders, and State and Federal program managers committed to enhancements and change.
CONFERENCE TOPICS INCLUDE:
Women Entrepreneurs in Indian Country Share Sucessful StrategiesHow to Work Effectively with State, Local, Federal, and Tribal Government
Preparing for Leadership: Where Do I Start and What are My Responsibilities
Finance 101: Understanding Tribal Budgets, Indirect Costs, Grants, Discretionary Funds and Fiscal Responsibilities
Ann Marie DownesThe application of federal environmental law in Indian Country was the focus of a workshop presented by the College of Law’s Indian Legal Program and the ASU American Indian Policy Institute on May 27 on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
Ann Marie Downes
, director of the College’s Indian Legal Graduate Programs, and Patricia Mariella, the institute’s director, conducted the workshop for the Community’s Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Department.
Among discussion topics were well-known cases in Indian law, including Dura v. Reina, which originated on the Salt River-Maricopa Indian Community. Other discussion centered on the development of federal Indian policy, civil and regulatory jurisdictional issues.
The workshop is the first of several on environmental compliance and enforcement that the institute will be conducting with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.