AISES Golf Tournament

Hello All, Reminder:

The registration deadline for the 10th Annual Phoenix AISES Scholarship and Leadership Golf Tournament is TOMORROW, September 30, 2010! Please register and pay online at at your earliest convenience. Thank you and we hope to see you there!

Sincerely, Wes DooleyGolf Co-Chair

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Staff Attorney- Indian Law Project

Schedule Type: Full Time
Practice Areas: Native American/Indian/Tribal Law

Job Description
Work in the stunning Northern Sierra Mountains within an hour’s drive of world-renowned ski resorts for winter-time fun and within an hour’s drive of Lake Tahoe and other summer recreational spots. Enjoy the cultural activities that Carson City and Northern Nevada have to offer.

Nevada Legal Services is seeking a staff attorney for our Indian Law Project. You will be responsible for serving Native Americans in the Tribal Courts in Nevada in criminal cases, juvenile cases, and domestic violence cases.

Nevada Legal Services is looking for someone with experience in Indian Law and working with Native American communities. Experience in criminal law and/or domestic violence cases is preferred.


Application Instructions: If interested in the position contact:

Jennifer Jeans, Directing Attorney
216 N. Pratt Ave
Carson City NV 89701

Come Celebrate Dr. Shanley

ASU campus event featuring Dr. Kathryn Shanley
Thursday, October 7, 2010
10:00 a.m. Labriola Center, 2nd flr, Hayden Library (LIB)
Please join us for a discussion with Dr. Shanley–centering on her involvement in the vision and construction of the recently completed Native American Center at the University of Montana. All are welcome. Refreshments served. Hosted by the Labriola National American Indian Data Center. Info:
This event is in celebration of Kathryn Shanley’s presentation of the Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture, and Community set for 7:00 p.m. on October 7, 2010 at the Heard Museum in Phoenix. The lecture is sponsored by Arizona State University’s American Indian Policy Institute, American Indian Studies Program, Department of English, Indian Legal Program in the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Labriola National American Indian Data Center, Faculty of History in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies, and Women and Gender Studies in the School of Social Transformation, with tremendous support from the Heard Museum.
Kathryn Shanley teaches in Native American Studies at the University of Montana and serves as Special Assistant to the Provost for Native American and Indigenous Education. An enrolled member of the Ft. Peck Assiniboine (Nakoda) Tribe, Dr. Shanley grew up on the reservation. Her research interests include the work of James Welch (the Blackfeet/ Gros Ventre writer), gender issues in Indigenous studies, Native American religious autobiography, and Indigenous knowledge-based theory. She is the University of Montana project director for a collaboration with the Sami Studies Center at the University of Tromsø, Norway, and also collaborates with faculty in Maori Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Dr. Shanley serves as the Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowship regional liaison and on boards for National Academy of Sciences Fellowships; the executive committee of the Modern Language Association, Division of American Indian Literatures; and (for eight years) the American Indian Graduate Center. Recognition of her leadership extends to her inclusion in Notable Native Americans and the Dictionary of American Indian Women. Before coming to the University of Montana in 1999 to become the first chair of Native American Studies, Dr. Shanley previously held positions at Cornell University and the University of Washington. As chair of NAS at UM, she worked for seven years to raise funds for a new Native American Center, which was dedicated in May 2010.

Job Opportunity in DC

Attorney-Advisor GS-12/13/14 – CS
U.S. Department of the Interior – The Office of the Solicitor (Washington, D.C.)
Position Type:
Geographic Preference(s):
Mid-Atlantic (DE, MD, DC, VA)
With an emphasis on high ethical standards, excellence in public service and the delivery of quality legal services, the Office of the Solicitor performs the legal work for the United States Department of the Interior, manages the Department’s Ethics Office and resolves FOIA Appeals. With more than four hundred total employees, three hundred of which are attorneys licensed in forty states, the Office strives to provide sound legal services to fulfill the Department’s diverse and wide-ranging mission.
This position is located in the Office of the Solicitor, Division of Indian Affairs, Branch of Trust Responsibility. The duties of this position include complex legal responsibilities that deal with the federal trust responsibility and the management of trust lands, and with related federal laws such as the National Environmental Policy Act. The incumbent will advise the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs and the Director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and staff in these matters. The incumbent will also work closely with the Department of Justice in litigation involving these matters.
Desired Class Level:
JD Alum, Alum 0-3 yrs exp, Alum 4-6 yrs exp, Bar Passage
Posting Date:
August 25, 2010
Expiration Date:
September 24, 2010
Shirzone Holmes
1849 C St., NW Washington, District of Columbia 20240
Resume Receipt:
Other (see below)
How to Apply:
Apply online at
Additional Documents:
Cover Letter, Writing Sample

Job Opening at Hoopa Valley

Associate Tribal Attorney

Hoopa Valley Tribe, Office of Tribal Attorney (Hoopa, CA)

Position Type:


Practice Area(s):

Indian/Native American

Geographic Preference(s):

West (CA, HI, NV, UT, CO, MT, WY)


Conducts civil lawsuits, draws up legal documents, advises the Hoopa Valley Tribe, Tribal Departments and its Entities as to legal rights. Provides oversight of retained outside councel. Provides a broad range of legal services to the Hoopa Valley Tribe, including without limitation, advice, negotiation, drafting, research, lobbying, representation in litigation, appeals, and administrative proceedings and other duties as assigned by the Senior Tribal Attorney of the Hoopa Valley Tribe Council.

Desired Class Level:

JD Alum, Alum 0-3 yrs exp, Alum 4-6 yrs exp, Bar Passage

Posting Date:

September 3, 2010

Expiration Date:

September 25, 2010


Ms. Kendall J. Allen

Legal Secretary

Post Office Box 188 Hoopa, California 95546 United States

Resume Receipt:


Default email for resumes.:

Additional Documents:

Cover Letter, Unofficial Transcript, Writing Sample



Navajo Nation Looking for Staff Attorneys

Kayenta Judicial District Court

Kayenta, AZ

District Court Clerk

Pos# 209556

Staff Attorney**

Pos# 234987

Job Description

$29,473.60 – $31,262.40

$70,907.20 – $79,830.40

Lavonne K. Yazzie

Court Administrator

P.O. Box 2700

Kayenta, AZ 86033

Phone: (928) 697-5541

Fax: (928) 697-5546

Aneth Judicial District Court

Montezuma Creek, UT

Staff Attorney**

Pos # 240874

Job Description

$70,907.20 – $79,830.40

Susie L. Martin

Court Administrator

P.O. Box 320

Montezuma Creek, UT 84534

Phone: (435) 651-3545

Fax: (435) 651-3546