Job Opportunity – Judge

Tohono O’odham Legislative Branch

Title of Position: Judge (2 positions)
Location of Position: This position is located within the Tohono O’odham Judicial Branch in Sells, Arizona.

(1) Possess a juris doctorate degree and be licensed to practice in any state, be a member in good standing with a state bar association, and have at least three years of experience as a practicing attorney,

(2) Possess a bachelor’s degree and at least six years of work experience and training in a judicial or law-related field which provides the desired knowledge, skills and abilities, or 3

(3) Possess an associate’s degree and be an enrolled member of the Nation, and have served as a judge for at least six years or have at least ten years of work experience and training in a judicial or law-related field.

NOTE: See 6 T.O.C. Chapter 1, Subsection 1103(C) at for additional requirements and disqualifications.

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Ninth Annual William C. Canby Jr. Lecture – 4 weeks from today!

Professor Lance Morgan, Associate Professor of Law and President and Chief Executive Officer of Ho-Chunk, Inc., will give a talk entitled: “The Rise of Tribes and the Fall of Federal Indian Law.”

Thursday, January 28 – Great Hall – 4:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public!!!
Please RSVP at

This (live) lecture will qualify for 0.75 CLE credit hours towards the annual Arizona State Bar CLE requirements.

Job Opportunity – Attorney General

Tohono O’odham Nation
Job Title: Attorney General
Department: Executive Administration
Division: Executive

Position Summary:
Under general direction, provides legal advice and representation to all officials, agencies, departments, divisions and branches of the Tohono O’odham Nation (Nation). Represents the Nation in all legal proceedings, and in other matters that affect the legal interests of the Nation. Functions as an advisor to senior management and tribal officials.

The major work activities are generally undefined except in terms of achieving overall organization/department goals. Specific policies, procedures and guidelines are virtually nonexistent except for executive directives and accepted professional standards.

Minimum Qualifications:
– Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school, and ten years work experience in the legal field or an equivalent combination of training, education, and work experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of this position.
– Three years of supervisory experience.

For full job description and application submission, click here:

Job Opportunity – Chief Prosecutor

Job Number L5-546 (2)
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Department Office of the Prosecutor
City: Sacaton
Location: Office of the Prosecutor, 151 S. Bluebird Rd., Sacaton, AZ
Area of Interest Legal
Salary Type: Depending on Experience
Salary/ Hourly Rate: $L05,776 Salary
Tribal Driving Permit Required: Yes

The Chief Prosecutor provides leadership to the Office of the Prosecutor at the Gila River Indian Community. This position is expected to have outstanding criminal prosecution skills as well as abilities in legal office management and administration in leading a ten-attorney offlce with responsibilities under the Gila River Indian Community Code in adult criminal prosecution. This is a term contract position.
Closing Date: 01/13/16
For full job description and application: click here

Job Opportunity – Deputy Community Prosecutor

Job Number: 16-122
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Department: Office of the Prosecutor
City: Sacaton, Arizona
Location: 151 South Bluebird Drive, Sacaton, Arizona
Area of Interest: Legal
Salary Type: Base Pay for Career Center
Salary/ Hourly Rate: $66,058 Salary
Tribal Driving Permit Required: Yes

The Prosecutor I position involves representing the Community in the litigation of criminal complaints, civil petitions and juvenile offender matters in the Community courts as plaintiff or petitioner; legal research and writing; intimately familiar with professional responsibilities as an Attorney.

Closing Date: 12/28/2015
For full job description and to apply online: click here

Job Opportunities – American Indian Policy Institute

Program Coordinator: Part-Time

The Program Coordinator is responsible for the development, design and implementation of the American Indian Policy Institute’s (AIPI) Tribal Financial Manager Certificate Program, offered through in-person events, online, webinars and other formats. This professional will specifically manage and grow AIPI’s Tribal Financial Management Program and long-term partnership with the Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA).


Communications Specialist:

Develops and implements communication strategies, programs, project content and materials for a variety of projects that effectively market and disseminate information, and promotes the activities to internal and external constituents including faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors and the community. This is a full-time position that will be split 50/50 between AIPI and OAII.

Job Opportunity – Staff Attorney-Law Clerk

Ho-Chunk Nation

Staff Attorney-Law Clerk
Judiciary Branch
Black River Falls, WI 54615

Summary: Assist Tribal Court Judges and Supreme Court Justices with legal research and the drafting of opinions in a timely manner while facilitating public access to the Court through the provision of procedural legal information.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited law school and in good standing of a State Bar. Strong research and writing skills. Strong word processing and computer research skills. Demonstrated interest in and familiarity with Tribal and Federal Indian Law. Fluency in Ho-Chunk Language desired but not required. Preference to members of the Ho-Chunk Nation, then other Native Americans. Must be able to pass a comprehensive background check.  No felony convictions, no current open criminal cases or civil matters that would reflect negatively on the Judiciary Branch. Valid driver’s license, dependable transportation and proper insurance, is required. This is an appointed position.


Please submit to:
Ho-Chunk Nation
Department of Personnel
P.O. Box 667 Black River Falls, WI  54615
(800) 232-0086 FAX: (715) 284-9465

Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled

See our jobs & application online at:

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Kallie Jacobson at 715-284-2722 or by e-mail at

Job Opportunity – Assistant Attorney General

Pascua Yaqui Tribe
Job Title: Assistant Attorney General
Dept./Division: Office of the Attorney General

The Assistant Attorney General represents the Pascua Yaqui Tribe providing nonpartisan legal advice and representation to officials, agencies, departments, divisions, enterprises and other entities of the Tribe’s government.

Essential Functions:
Research and analyze tribal, federal, state legislation, regulations and case law.
Provide written legal opinions and recommendations to Tribal Council and government departments
Responsible for managing assigned outside counsel.
Draft codes, policies and procedures, contracts, resolutions and intergovernmental agreements.
Provide legal opinions and analyze developments in Indian law.
Attend Tribal Council sessions and other meetings.
Represent the Tribe in statewide and nationwide legal forums.
Perform other duties of a similar nature or level as requested by supervisor or director.

For full job description, click here

Interested parties can get an application at:

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Second Annual Tribal Government E-Commerce Conference – Feb 11-12, 2016

E-Commerce Conference V3_FlyerWiring the Rez: Expanding the Borders of Indian Country through E-Commerce
February 11 – 12, 2016
Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, Chandler, AZ

Join us in exploring the emerging world of Tribal Digital Sovereignty and the way it can provide jobs, economic growth, and necessary governmental funds for Indian nations. The Indian country digital revolution, of course, must start, as does the conference, with the challenge of wiring the Rez to capitalize on e-commerce opportunities.  The first day of the conference will be devoted to that challenge. The second day of the conference will explore various e-commerce and telecommunications opportunities on which Indian nations have seized upon to build their economies and provide jobs and necessary governmental resources for their people, including telecommunications and broadcast industries, financial services, internet gaming and on-line sales.

The goal of this conference is to explore the ongoing need for tribes to build infrastructures that facilitate economic growth on their reservations, choosing the best projects, finding the right partners, understanding jurisdictional complexities and the necessity of fostering open dialogue with federal and state counterparts, while complying with appropriate federal guidelines.

Who should attend:

  • tribal leaders and officials
  • lawyers practicing in Indian country
  • on and off reservation economic planning and development experts
  • media developers
  • business and finance specialists
  • virtual casino managers and executives
  • online vendors and entrepreneurs
  • regulatory experts
  • cutting-edge scholars

Visit the website for agenda, event details and register: