Professor Robert J. Miller in Tribal Business Journal

In Tribal Business Journal, Professor Robert J. Miller says “While economic development in Indian Country is a frequent topic, 99 percent of the discussion concerns government owned and operated businesses. But tribal leaders, Indians, and reservation communities need to focus on the potential of private sector economies.

These businesses have the potential to revitalize and sustain tribal communities for that Seventh Generation, the great, great, great, great, great grandchildren that tribal cultures always consider when making major decisions. We need to put that same kind of forward-thinking analysis into planning and creating sustainable economies in Indian Country.”

Read full article: Economic Development for the Seventh Generation

Job Opportunities – DNA-People’s Legal Services, Inc

DNA-People’s Legal Services, Inc. 

DNA-People’s Legal Services (DNA) is the nation’s largest non-profit Native American legal services program. Since its inception, DNA has pursued an aggressive program of advocacy for the disadvantaged and actively promoted community legal education. We assist low income individuals and families with their most critical legal needs, ensuring a steadfastvoice in the justice system for those struggling with the challenges of poverty. We provide multilingual community legal education and work with community groups to ensure that low-income people understand and can exercise their fundamental legal rights. And we actively work to promote tribal sovereignty and strengthen the judicial systems of those tribes living in and around the areas we serve.

– MLP Attorney, Tuba City, AZ
Closes: 10/13/17
– Staff Attorney, Hopi Public Defender, Keams Canyon, AZ
Closes: 10/13/17

Application Instructions
Applications must include an employment application, transcripts, cover letter, resume, writing sample (5 pages or less), and a list of three references. Any missing documents is considered incomplete.

E-mail to:
Mail: DNA-People’s Legal Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 765; Tuba City, AZ, 86045
Phone: (928) 283-3206; Fax: (928) 283-5460

DNA is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer. Preference is given to qualified Navajo and other Native American applicants.

Download vacancy announcement PDF: 090617 Advertisement_HPD_MLP-TC

Job Posting – Tribal Court Solicitor

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Salary: $90,724 – $129,283 Annually
Closing Date: 9/16/17 11:59 PM

Position Summary: Under general supervision from the Chief Judge, provides legal review and advice to Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) Court. Through legal expertise with Tribal laws, provides research for the Court, working to resolve legal issues as they arise. Ensures that applicable laws are followed so that tribal sovereignty is protected and enhanced. This position may be expected to work evenings and weekends as needed and is not subject to a standard work schedule.

Minimum Qualifications: 
Education and experience: Bachelor’s degree and graduate of recognized law school, with a minimum of three years experience in state and/or federal setting, and at least three years experience in a tribal court setting. Prefer experience/familiarity with executive, legislative, and judicial functions of tribal government.

Must be admitted to a State Bar, preferably the Arizona State Bar, and to Federal District Court. Incumbent can have no prior felony convictions, no prior misdemeanor convictions in any jurisdiction within the last seven (7) years, and no disbarment or current suspension from other tribal, state or federal courts.  Must attend a minimum of 15 hours annual continuing legal education as related to job and approved by supervisor.

For full job description and application submission, click here: Tribal Court Solicitor

Tribal Justice Movie Screening featuring Judge Claudette White – 9/15


Judge Claudette White, Tribal Justice Movie Screening & Reception will be held on Friday, September 15 at 1:30 p.m. in the W.P. Carey Armstrong Great Hall at the Beus Center for Law and Society.

Judge White has served as Chief Judge for the Quechan Tribal Court since 2005. She also rides circuit, serving in tribal courts throughout Southern Arizona and California, including the Fort McDowell Indian Community, Ak-Chin Indian Community, Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community and Tonto Apache Tribal Courts. She is President of the Arizona Indian Judges Association, and is a member of the Arizona Tribal, State and Federal Court Forum and the newly formed California Tribal Court/State Court Forum. She works closely with families, state court judges, probation officers and social workers to ensure the best outcomes for families and children.  Judge White received her juris doctorate and a Certificate in Indian Law  from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in 2005.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP to We hope you will join us.

Click the following link to view film clip: Tribal Justice