Job Opportunity – Attorney

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Job Summary: Primarily responsible for negotiating, writing, reviewing, summarizing, researching and executing a wide variety of agreements for business and internal support units. This will include service agreements, franchise agreements, organizational documents, marketing agreements, license agreements, real estate leases, confidentiality agreements, construction contracts and other general business contracts. Manage an array of general contractual and legal matters. Offer sound legal advice and counsel to Sr. Legal Director and internal clients on strategies, actions and decisions related to all such transactions and legal matters.

Primary Tasks:

1. Draft and negotiate agreements and contracts.

2. Research and offer counsel on a variety of unique legal issues impacting the Choctaw Nation and its business and service units.

3. Manage multiple projects and deadlines across a wide spectrum of legal areas/issues.

4. Advise executives within the Choctaw Nation’s business and service units on contract status, legal risks and business terms of various transactions.

5. Provide assistance with potential joint ventures, strategic partnerships, transactions and mergers and acquisitions.

6. Keep abreast of legislative changes that may affect the Choctaw Nation and its business and service units.

7. Other duties as may be assigned.

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Prof. Ferguson-Bohnee talks about Cultures Under Water: Climate Impacts on Tribal Cultural Heritage CLE Conference

ASU Law Indian Legal Program Cultures Under Water December 6-8, 2017 from SandraDayOConnorCollegeofLaw on Vimeo.

Cultures Under Water: Climate Impacts on Tribal Cultural Heritage CLE Conference 

Dec. 6: Before the Flood film / Pima Theater / 6 – 7:45 pm / Free & open to public.
Dec 7: Conference / Ventana Ballroom / 8 am – 5 pm / Walk-in Registration opens at 7:30 am.
Fairly Traceable play / Pima Theater / 6:15 – 7:45 pm / Free & open to public. This play qualifies for free 1.5 CLE credit hours.
Dec. 8: Conference / Ventana Ballroom / 7:30 am – 5 pm

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Job Opportunity – Legal Department Director

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe is seeking a Director of its in-house Legal Department.  The Tribe’s headquarters is located in beautiful southwest Colorado.  The Director will lead a well-established staff of three Tribal Attorneys, a Deputy Director, and a Legal Assistant.  Please follow the link below to apply.

Southern Ute Indian Tribe
JOB TITLE : Legal Department Director – Closes 12/18/2017
JOB CITY : Ignacio, CO

The Legal Department of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe represents, advises, and supports the Tribe, at the direction of the Tribal Council. The Department is responsible for advising both the Permanent Fund and Casino and may on occasion and subject to direction from the Tribal Council, work with the Tribe’s Growth Fund and its legal representation as well.  The Director is responsible for providing such representation, advice, and support while also supervising and leading the Legal Department to support the needs of the Tribe.

Required Skills:
Must have a law degree from an American Bar Association accredited law school.
Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado and in good standing with the Colorado Supreme Court or will become licensed within a year of hiring.
Must be admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado or will become admitted within a year of hiring.
Must have a minimum of 12 years of experience as an attorney.
Must have a minimum of 5 years of practicing in the field of federal Indian law.
Must have computer experience in software programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Must have a valid Driver’s License for the state of residency and be insurable under the Tribal vehicle insurance policy.
Must pass a thorough criminal history background check and pre-employment drug test.

More than fifteen years of experience as an attorney.
Significant experience representing Indian tribes, preferably in-house or as general counsel.
Significant litigation experience.
Significant experience in employment law.
Supervisory experience.
Experience drafting codes and policies.

Position closes at 5:00 pm Mountain Standard Time on 12/18/2017.

Please apply online at:

Job Opportunity – Deputy Prosecutor

Pascua Yaqui Tribe
Tucson, AZ

Open Until: January 1, 2018 at 12:00 AM MST
Rate of Pay: Grade I – Grade I
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Position will be opened until filled. Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA Accredited Law School and six (6) months of experience as a practicing Attorney. Admittance to the Arizona State Bar/Federal Bar or be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of any State or the District of Columbia and in good standing required.

For application information, click the following link:

Cultures Under Water: Climate Impacts on Tribal Cultural Heritage – Standard Registration ends TODAY!

Cultures Under Water: Climate Impacts on Tribal Cultural Heritage CLE Conference will be held Wednesday, December 6 – Friday, December 8, 2017 at the Memorial Union on Tempe campus.

Extreme weather and climate events have increased over the past 50 years and Indigenous peoples are among the most vulnerable to the adverse effects because they are often inextricably tied to their land. As a result, climate change not only threatens the landscape, but also cultural identity.  Indigenous peoples have used traditional knowledge to mitigate climate disruptions and to adapt to the changing environment. However, policy discussions have failed to adequately address climate impacts on cultural heritage, and the rapid rate of climate disruptions continues to threaten indigenous cultures and communities with alarming speed. This conference will build on the discussions of climate change, adaptation, and traditional knowledge by focusing specifically on climate impacts on tribal cultural heritage.

We will bring together tribal leadership and members, scientists, scholars, attorneys and activists to discuss climate change threats and challenges faced by indigenous communities.  The goal is to share knowledge and resources with tribal representatives to respond to threats to cultural heritage by addressing:  Is cultural heritage a human right, and why is tribal cultural heritage important?  How does climate change impact tribal cultural heritage? How can tribal communities maintain cultural heritage in the face of changing climate risks?  Attendees will participate in sessions that focus on identifying obstacles and proposing solutions to these challenges.

Dec. 6: Before the Flood film
Dec 7: Conference / Ventana Ballroom / 6-7:30 pm
       Fairly Traceable play / Pima Theater / 6:15-7:45 pm
Dec. 8: Conference / Ventana Ballroom / 7:30 am-5 pm

Learn more at:

Download updated PDF flyer – Climate Impacts 110117

Questions? Contact Jennifer Williams at or 480-727-0420.