Job Opportunity – Student Trainee

Student Trainee
Department of Housing and Urban Development – Agency Wide

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  • 1 vacancy – Phoenix, AZ
  • 1 vacancy – San Francisco, CA
  • 1 vacancy – Minneapolis, MN
  • 1 vacancy – Newark, NJ
  • 1 vacancy – New York, NY
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Opened Thursday 3/31/2016
Closes Monday 4/4/2016

Who May Apply
Students who are currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment on at least a half-time basis at a qualifying educational institution in a certificate, degree, or diploma program.

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This is an excepted service appointment under the Pathways Intern Program. This appointment may be extended depending on the organization’s needs and funding.

To be eligible for consideration for this position ALL of the following requirements must be met:

  • You must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) seeking student in an accredited high school or State approved home school, technical or vocational school, 2 or 4-years college or university, or graduate or professional school, with at least half-time course load.
  • You must meet student eligibility for the duration of the appointment. Students graduating this spring and not continuing in another degree seeking program are NOT eligible.
  • Transcript and proof of current student status is required with your application. Official transcript and proof of summer and/or fall enrollment will be required before appointment.
  • You must have at least a 2.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average. This must be verifiable by the transcripts you submit with your application.
  • You must be a US Citizen and at least 16 years of age.
  • Intern Not-To-Exceed (NTE) Appointments are not eligible for promotion.
  • If selected, you must successfully complete a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S. A background investigation may also be necessary depending on the length of your appointment.

For job description and application process, visit:

National Native American Bar Association Panel – April 6

Join the NNABA Young Lawyers Committee for an engaging panel on serving as In-House and General Counsel in Indian Country Wednesday, April 6, 2016.

NNABA Program:

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Talking Stick Resort, Road Runner C

Sponsored by NNABA Young Lawyers Committee
Serving as In-House Counsel: Tales from Inside

Ethel Branch, Attorney General, Navajo Nation
Fatima Abbas, General Counsel, Karuk Tribe
Sarah Lawson, Tribal In-House Counsel Association

For more information, please contact Lauren van Schilfgaarde at

**NNABA Reception to follow, at 6PM – 8PM**

Lunch Lecture with Steve Bodmer – One week from today!

Steve Bodmer

Steve Bodmer (’06) will be on campus to meet students and share information about his position as General Counsel for the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians. The Pechanga Band is located near Temecula in southern California.

April 6 (12:15pm) in Room 114, Armstrong Hall.
Free and open to the public. Food will be reserved to those who RSVP to We hope you will join us!

ILP Alumni & Friends Awards Ceremony & Reception – Send RSVP by April 1st

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Awards will be presented at the 17th Annual ILP Alumni & Friends Awards Ceremony & Reception to be held April 7, 2016 (5-7 p.m.) at Shadow Lounge, Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. We hope you will join us to celebrate their recognition!
Please send your RSVP to by Friday, April 1, 2016.

Professor Ferguson-Bohnee’s article recently added to SSRN

Professor Patty Ferguson-Bohnee has released the article, The History of Indian Voting Rights in Arizona: Overcoming Decades of Voter Suppression, to SSRN.

Native Americans “have experienced a long history of disenfranchisement as a matter of law and of practice.” This comes from a complicated and contradictory history of laws and policy that has recognized tribes as separate sovereigns, reduced tribal status to that of domestic dependent nations, sought to remove, relocate, or assimilate tribal citizens, terminated numerous indigenous nations, and has now moved to a policy of tribal self-government. Unfortunately, the right to vote for Arizona’s first people has only recently been achieved, and there are continuing threats to the electoral franchise.

Voter suppression has been used to discourage or prevent Indian people from voting in Arizona. Voter qualifications such as literacy tests were used to prevent Indians from participating in elections for approximately fifty years. Once Native Americans started voting, redistricting and vote dilution were used to reduce the effectiveness of the Native vote.

This article will review the history of Indian voting rights in Arizona. The author begins by reviewing the history of Native American voting rights and the history of voting discrimination against Native Americans in Arizona. The Voting Rights Act turned the corner for Native people to participate in the state and federal election processes. The article then discusses the current challenges faced by Native American voters and specifically discuss the voter ID law passed in 2004. The voter ID law is a roadblock that impedes full participation by all Arizona Indians. The last part of the article focuses on strategies to protect Indian voting rights. Notwithstanding the Supreme Court’s invalidation of the Section 5 coverage formula in Shelby County, tribes should consider proactive measures to ensure that tribal citizens can participate in elections.


ILP Alumni & Friends Awards Ceremony & Reception – Announcing this year’s award recipients!

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Happy to announce this year’s award recipients! Congratulations to Benjamin Hanley and Charles W. Galbraith for their dedication and leadership in Indian Country.

Awards will be presented at the 17th Annual ILP Alumni & Friends Awards Ceremony & Reception to be held April 7, 2016 (5-7 p.m.) at Shadow Lounge, Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. We hope you will join us to celebrate their recognition! Don’t forget to send your RSVP to by April 1, 2016.

Job Opportunity – Assistant Attorney General

The Office of Attorney General is now hiring an Assistant Attorney General IV, Health, with at least eight years of relevant experience, including experience in health law.  The Office of Attorney General represents the interests of the Tohono O’odham Nation in tribal, state, and federal venues.

The Nation offers generous benefits including paid holidays, sick and annual leave, low cost medical, dental, and vision insurance.  Applicants must pass a background check.  Send resume, legal writing sample, and three references to Acting Attorney General Laura Berglan via email at

Job Opportunity – Staff Attorney

Little River Band of Ottawa Indians

Position: Staff Attorney-Legal Department
(1 – Full Time – Contractual)

Summary: The Tribal Staff Attorney is a member of the Tribe’s unified Legal Department. The principal duty of the Tribal Staff Attorney is to provide in-house legal services to the Tribe. The duties and obligations of the Tribal Staff Attorney are primarily governed by the Tribe’s Unified Legal Department Act of 2015.

Employment Qualifications: A qualified candidate offers the following:
• J.D. Degree from an ABA-accredited law school; and
• one or more years of law practice experience with a law firm, legal department, non-profit, or legal services organization; and
• a working knowledge of Federal Indian Law; and
• a current license to practice law in any U.S. state.
• If not licensed in Michigan, must obtain license to practice law in Michigan and in the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Tribal Court within six months of hire.

Pay Grade: E8
Hiring Range: $75,545 – $100,182
Status: Exempt; Contracted, Bi-Weekly pay

Application Instructions:
Obtain an application form and a copy of the position description by contacting Human Resources at:
LRBOI HR Department, 2608 Government Center Dr, Manistee, MI 49660
phone: (231) 398-6859; Email: ;

To apply, please submit completed application, cover letter and resume (please include license number), no later than 5 p.m. on April 12, 2016 to:
LRBOI HR Department, 2608 Government Center Dr, Manistee, MI 49660
fax: (231) 398-9101; Email:

Conditions of employment with the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Tribal Government include: passing a pre-employment drug test and background investigation. Candidates for this position will be required to have dependable transportation available to them without notice. For further information, please contact the LRBOI HR Department.