Job Announcements

A. Associate Judge and Chief Judge — Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation

Please see the attached announcements for Associate Judge and Chief Judge positions at the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation.

B. Project Director — Northwest Intertribal Court System

This position is funded under a grant from the Administration for Native Americans, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through September 29, 2011.
LOCATION: Northwest Intertribal Court System
20818 — 44th Avenue W., Suite 120
Lynnwood, WA 98036-7709
SUPERVISED BY: Executive Director of the Northwest Intertribal Court System
STATUS: Full Time — Exempt
Graduate of an ABA accredited law school and member in good standing of the Washington State Bar Association (“WSBA”). Minimum five (5) years experience in Indian Law desired. Strong research, writing, and verbal communication skills including interest/experience in grant writing. Ability to work independently, travel to tribal reservations in Western Washington, and appreciate the unique legal and cultural systems of the various tribes. Prefer experience working with tribal governments, communities and/or justice systems. Native American preferred.
CLOSING DATE: November 30, 2010
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C. Tulalip Office of Civil Legal Aid

The Tulalip Foundation Office of Civil Legal Aid is seeking a legal assistant and an experienced attorney to represent Tribal members at the Tulalip Tribal Court by providing competent, culturally sensitive and holistic representation to assist Tribal members to ensure they have full access to due process and justice within the Tulalip judicial system. The Legal Assistant and Staff Attorney of the Tulalip Foundation Office of Civil Legal Aid will represent clients in legal cases that effect Tribal members’ safety, family integrity, health, and access to services and education.

Please contact Chori Folkman at (360) 716-4534 or with any questions regarding these positions. Materials are due no later than December 3, 2010.

D. Office for Victims of Crime

Attached please find the hyperlink for the Deputy Director, OVC, announcement via USAJOBS, which opened 11/08/2010 and will close on 12/8/2010. JP-SES-11-002

PowerPaths Movie Premier

Join the Indian Legal Program for the Power Paths documentary (55 minutes) followed by panel discussion with Grassroots Leaders.

Movie Premier
Wednesday November 17, 2010
6:00 pm
Great Hall
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Arizona State University

Speakers include: Wahleah Johns (Black Mesa Water Coalition), Marshall Johnson (Toh Nizhoni Ani),
Vernon Masayesva (Black Mesa Trust), Norman or Fern Benally (Peabody lease area residents).

FREE and open to the public. Please share with others you think would be interested in the topic.

For nearly 50 years the Navajo and Hopi residents of Black Mesa have made it possible for the major cities in the Southwest — Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas and Los Angeles — to flourish while they suffer pollution, cancer, and environmental devastation brought on by a huge strip-mining operation operated by Peabody Coal Company. Black Mesa coal supplies Navajo Generating Station near Page, Arizona which serves electric customers in Arizona, Nevada and California as well as supplying energy to pump water through the Central Arizona Project. And yet, most Black Mesa residents still have no electricity and running water. POWER PATHS follows a group of Navajo and Hopi grassroots leaders who take on some of the biggest corporations in the world and even their own tribal governments to transition their fossil-fuel based economies to renewable energy.

Contact Kate Rosier for more information at (480) 965-6204 or