Outside Events and Job Opportunities

Advances and Challenges of the Indigenous Women's Movement in Panama"

Sonia Henríquez

Sonia Henríquez, from the Guna pueblo, is a leader of Olowagli, a women’s organization of the Guna Yala region. She is the president of the National Coordinator of Indigenous Women of Panama, a member of the Continental Network of Indigenous Women of the Americas (where she has been part of the leadership), and a member of the Continental Commission of Commercialization and Intellectual Property. She represents indigenous women in the National Council of Women of Panama. 

Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014
Time: 4 - 6 pm 
Place: YRL Conference Room 
Organized by: Center for the Study of Women 
Co-sponsored by: Latin American Institute, Dean of the Social Sciences, Institute for American Cultures, Center for Oral History Research, and the Charles E. Young Research Library

For more information: http://www.csw.ucla.edu/events/womens-activism-and-international-indigenous-rights-sonia-henriquez

Health Services for American Indians: Local Global Health, Hollanda Leon, MD

Health Services for American Indians: Local Global Health, Hollanda Leon, MD
November 18, 2014 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in CHS 53-105
Dr. Leon is a board-certified family practice physician and the medical director at the American Indian Health & Services Clinic in Santa Barbara, California. She has worked with the Native American community and medically underserved populations of Santa Barbara for more than 10 years. In 2007, she served as executive director and medical director during a transition phase of the clinic. Since then, the clinic has expanded from two providers to more than 13 health care professionals, including those in family practice, pediatrics, dentistry, mental health, and endocrinology. The clinic serves Native Americans and non-Native Americans.
A light lunch will be served. Please RSVP at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/health-services-for-american-indians-local-global-health-tickets-12724903529

American Indian College Fund 25th Anniversary Los Angeles Gala

Please join the American Indian College Fund on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at J.W. Marriot at L.A. LIVE to celebrate our 25th Anniversary.

The evening includes:

  • Welcome reception
  • Silent auction featuring unique items
  • VIP event for patron ticket holders

For more information and ticket prices, visit http://www.collegefund.org/content/annual_gala

Margarita Gutiérrez Romero, From Chiapas to the UN Women in the Struggle for Indigenous Rights

Wednesday, October 22, 2-4 PM in Royce 314

Organized by Maylei Blackwell, Associate Professor, Department of Chicano/a Studies.


Save the Date! NCBS Conference - Los Angeles, Ca. - March 11-14, 2015

National Council For Black Studies
39th Annual Conference

Reservations phone number:  

Click below for...
  The WESTIN  
Los Angeles Airport 
 5400 West Century Boulevard  
Los Angeles, California 90045

MARCH 11-14, 2015
 Los Angeles, Ca.   

Call for Papers Deadline:
December 19, 2014 
For more information: 
  2015 Annual Conference

We are excited to announce
 our 39th Annual conference in the great city of Los Angeles, California.  As we celebrate our 39th conference, we invite you to share this moment with us and create new memories.  Please stay up to date on all conference information on our website and email list serve.
Please feel free to share with your colleagues.  

We hope you're as excited as we are!   

American Indian Appreciation Night

We are proud to announce an American Indian Appreciation Night with the Los Angeles Sparks on August 8 with the Atlanta Dream with rookie American Indian Shoni Schimmel from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.  We are seeking donations so that we can provide tickets to the night for American Indian youth and families.  We focus on Indian youth through the Tribal TANF program operated by the Torres-Martinez Tribe.  In addition, we focus on Indian youth who are a part of the ICWA system.  This not a fundraising effort.  All funds are for the purchase of tickets.

We will be announcing other activities for the night.

Please join us in honoring Shoni to California and honoring her accomplishments and help us show our appreciation to the Sparks,

If you need further information please contact Romela Kurdoglanyan whose email is at the end on the flyer or call Ron Andrade at 805-404-1490

Dialogue on Indigenous Sustainability Implications for our Future

"Dialogue on Indigenous Sustainability Implications for our Future"

When: October 6th and 7th, 2014

Where: Tempe Mission Palms Hotel and Conference Center

A common sentiment by tribal nations is that their historic survival is grounded in “sustainability” practices which have largely been overlooked because of their basis in oral and cultural traditions, rather than in scientific text that characterizes the academy.

2014 Critical Race Studies Symposium, Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Cheryl Harris's "Whiteness as Property"

Thursday, October 2

We are very excited to announce the next Critical Race Studies Symposium! Next year’s symposium will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the groundbreaking piece Whiteness as Property by our very own Cheryl Harris. Please save the dates of October 2nd to 4th, 2014 and forward widely. Details will be forthcoming.

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/177644839102968/?notif_t=plan_user_joined

Dance of the Maize God Screening

Over the past 50 years thousands of exquisitely painted Maya vases, almost all looted from royal tombs, have flooded into the world’s public and private collections. These amazing works of art have opened an extraordinary window on the Maya past. But the race to unearth these treasures has destroyed ancient temples and palaces, culminating in the takeover of entire ancient cities by looter armies.

The documentary feature film Dance of the Maize God enters the world of the vases to explore the royal life and rich mythology of the Maya, as well as the tangled issues involved in the collection and study of Maya art. The story is told by villagers, looters, archaeologists, scholars, dealers and curators. For each, these vases have a radically different value and meaning. 

Throughout 2014, Dance of the Maize God will screen at universities, museums and community organizations.  Screenings will be accompanied by panel discussions exploring a wide variety of perspectives on the excavation, looting, study, collection, and exhibition of ancient Maya art. http://nightfirefilms.org/films/dance-of-the-maize-god/screenings/

Harpo Foundation Accepting Application for Native American Artists Fellowships

Harpo Foundation Accepting Application for Native American Artists Fellowships
Deadline: February 15th, 2015
The foundation is accepting applications for its Native American Fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center program, which supports the development of artists with the potential for intercultural dialogue. Each year, the program awards two residency fellowships to Native American artists at the Vermont Studio Center, an historic artist colony located along the Gihon River in Johnson, Vermont, a village in the heart of the northern Green Mountains. Each fellow receives a one-month residency, which includes room and board, a private studio, and a $500 travel stipend.
To be eligible, Native American artists must demonstrate strong artistic ability, an evolving practice that is at a pivotal moment in its development, and a practice that engages a dialogue between the artist’s indigenous world and the surrounding culture.
For complete program guidelines, information about previous fellowship recipients, and applications instructions, see the Harpo Foundation website.
Link to Complete RFP

Through Indian Eyes: Native American Cinema

The UCLA Film & Television Archive is hosting a series of film screenings.

Through Indian Eyes: Native American Cinema
October 4 – December 15, 2014
Billy Wilder Theater

For more information on the screenings, visit https://www.cinema.ucla.edu/events/2014-10-04/through-indian-eyes-native-american-cinema

Native Nations Institute Survey

The Native Nations Institute would like to help tribes to strengthen ties with off-reservation citizens, whether they have moved away from the their nation's land base, or never lived on tribal lands in the first place. Are you a citizen of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native village, aged 18-29, who is living outside the boundaries of his or her Native nation?  We invite you to take a short survey about your experiences and add your perspective to the conversation.
The purpose of the project is to answer two questions: 1.  Are there meaningful ways for Native young people to participate in the community as citizens, even while living "off-reservation"? 2. How can tribes facilitate enduring connections and engagement with their young adult, off-reservation populations?
For more information, please contact Jenn Schultz (jschult1@email.arizona.edu) or Stephanie Carroll Rainie (scrainie@email.arizona.edu). 
To take the survey, please CLICK HERE.

HA-STTP :We are accepting applications for five scholars for a 2 year mentorship

The UCLA HIV/AIDS, Substance Abuse and Trauma Training Program (HA-STTP) is a collaboration of the Center for Culture, Trauma and Mental Health Disparities (CCTMHD), the UCLA AIDS Institute, the Center for HIV Identification, Prevention and Treatment Services (CHIPTS) and the Nathanson Family Resilience Center (NFRC).

The goal of HA-STTP is to provide multi-disciplinary, state-of-the-art research training in HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, traumatic stress, and health disparities to postdoctoral scholars including postdoctoral fellows, early career clinical researchers and early career faculty. Under the guidance of HA-STTP faculty and mentors, trainees will acquire a broad range of skills necessary to establish career independence, including NIH grant preparation.

This five-year program will select scholars to train at UCLA. Personalized career mentoring, research mentoring, training, and pilot funding will be provided.
Potential candidates must have the following:
1) A doctoral degree or have completed their medical residency within the past 7 years;
2) Experience with HIV, substance abuse, trauma, health disparities, and/or bio- and socio-behavioral research;
3) Ability and commitment to attend two week-long training institutes per year (travel and housing are covered); and
4) Clear articulation of research goals and training needs. Applicants from historically black colleges and universities and other minority-serving institutions are encouraged to apply.

Please contact the program co-Directors, Gail E. Wyatt, Ph.D. at gwyatt@mednet.ucla.edu or Norweeta G. Milburn, Ph.D. at nmilburn@mednet.ucla.edu if you have any questions. A copy of the application is available from Louise Datu at LDatu@mednet.ucla.edu.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: 2014 Critical Race Studies Symposium, Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Cheryl Harris's "Whiteness as Property"

 Call for Proposals

Whiteness as Property
Eighth Critical Race Studies Symposium
 UCLA School of Law
October 2-4, 2014

The Critical Race Studies program at the UCLA School of Law will hold its Eighth Symposium on October 2-4, 2014.  This symposium will mark twenty years since Professor Cheryl I. Harris investigated the relationships between concepts of race and property and reflected on how rights in property are contingent on, intertwined with, and conflated with race.  That investigation culminated in her groundbreaking article, Whiteness as Property (Harvard Law Review, 1993).

 In 2014 we will re-visit the origins of Whiteness as Property as a theoretical frame and site of legal intervention and consider its still unfolding potential for unmasking subordination and provoking social change.

We are inviting submission of proposals. We encourage paper and panel proposals on a wide range of topics including, but not exclusively encompassing, the following:
• Whiteness as Property in relation to discourses about “post-racialism”
• Whiteness as Property and LGBT rights and litigation
• Whiteness as Property and the workplace
• Immigration reform and whiteness as property
• Whiteness as property and teaching pedagogy
• Whiteness as property and gender
• Whiteness as property and state surveillance
• Whiteness as property and gender
• Whiteness as property and the war against terrorism
• Whiteness as property and intergenerational wealth
• Whiteness as property and multiracial identity

To repeat: These themes do not exhaust possible panel or paper presentations.  They are simply suggestive of topics that might be engaged.

Each proposal must include a cover page with paper titles, presenters, their affiliations, and a current email contact, along with a maximum two-page c.v. of each presenter. For individual papers, please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words. For panels, submit an overall abstract of no more than 500 words and individual paper descriptions of no more than 250 words each. Please submit materials via email to crs@law.ucla.edu with the subject line: CRS Symposium Proposal.

The deadline for submission is June 15, 2014.  Scholars whose submissions are selected for the symposium will be notified no later than July 31, 2014. Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis, so we highly encourage early submissions. 

Tutoring the Whole Writer: Online Tutoring, Coaching, and Editing: A Partnership for Your Writing Journey

DeAnna M. Rivera, MA, JD, LLM

Tutoring the Whole Writer (TWW) is a space for writers of all levels to receive constructive feedback on their ideas and drafts from a writing professor with twenty years of experience.  My teaching, tutoring, and editing style has encouraged thousands of writers to develop their skills and embrace successful writing as a part of their many achievements.

Tutoring the Whole Writer is based on the idea that writers create new possibilities for themselves – and their communities – when they work through their writing as a process toward stronger skills overall.  Re-seeing your relationship to writing can help ease even professional writers' common concerns about putting their ideas to paper.  That is why Tutoring the Whole Writer is an editing service and much more. Through Tutoring the Whole Writer, you can discover and cultivate your greatest strengths as a thinker and writer.  Understanding your strengths builds confidence, and confidence allows for an easier time with your writing.  Then, share your tools with other writers – fellow students, colleagues, and your family – and the community will become stronger too.

New online database showcases tribal governance resources

A new database on tribal governance is now available http://phys.org/news/2012-10-online-database-showcases-tribal-resources.html. "The Indigenous Governance Database, recently launched by the UA's Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management and Policy, pulls together in one central location articles, case studies, videos and other resources focused on governance, sovereignty, leadership, and sustainable economic and community development."

Resource for High School Students: Paying for College (Scholarship Booklet)

This is a contribution, to provide scholarship information for Native students, to encourage and promote postsecondary education for Native students, to promote networking opportunities for Native Americans, and to raise awareness and appreciation for the contributions made by Native Americans to our society. I share this resource with the hope that you would also seek compassion about young people who need guidance and support toward finding the quality of life. You may duplicate and distribute this free booklet. ~Rosie Dayzie, email: rosie.dayzie@gmail.com

Lakota Language Education Action Program

Be Part of the Future of the Lakota Language 
  • Jobs available every year in many schools across South Dakota
  • Department of Education provides financial support to qualified students
  • For students who already have or are seeking a bachelor's degree, and want to teach Lakota
LLEAP Training Options at USD (see note):
  • Option 1: A Bachelor's of Liberal Studies in Teaching Lakota Language, leading to full teaching certification
  • Option 2: A Teaching Minor in Lakota Language, which can be added to a teaching major and full certification in another subject.
  • Option 3: A K-12 Lakota Languages Education Endorsement for teaching Lakota Language only as per South Dakota statute ARSD 24:15:06:29.

Note:  Currently under review by the South Dakota Board of Regents and Department of Education.

LLEAP South Dakota Contacts:

Extramural Funding Opportunities for Entering Students

Many of the fellowships provide multiple years of funding and are for students in their first year or two of graduate studies. After that, they are no longer eligible to apply. Thus the sooner students learn about these opportunities, the better their chances of preparing a strong application.

Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies - Indigenous/Global Media Activism

The University of Kansas Department of Film and Media Studies (FMS) invites candidates to apply for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Film and Media Studies

Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies - Indigenous/Global Media Activism

Please see the following job description.

Law Clerk position with the White Earth Tribal Court

The position closes on November 14, 2014 so interested applicants should get their application items in as soon as possible!  Download the application at http://whiteearth.com/data/upfiles/files/WE_Job_Application_1.14.14.pdf.

Qualified candidates will have graduated from an accredited law school; be licensed to practice law before the highest court of any State; and will be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screening.

Applications should be sent to:
White Earth Tribal Council
Attention: Personnel
PO Box 418
White Earth, MN 56591

Call for Applications: 2015 Thinking Gender Conference Coordinator


The Center for the Study of Women (CSW) seeks applications for the 2015 Thinking Gender Conference Coordinator. This position is a rare opportunity to plan and facilitate an internationally recognized graduate student research conference. 

Thinking Gender is an annual public conference that draws scholars from across the disciplines—humanities, social sciences, life sciences, arts, law, education, public health, and public policy—to share research on gender, sexuality, and women’s issues. The 2015 conference will be held on April 23 and 24. To find information on past events, please visit our website at http://www.csw.ucla.edu/conferences-1/thinking-gender

Details and Compensation: This appointment is for the Fall (effective October 1), Winter, and Spring quarters of the 2014-2015 academic year. It provides a 25% GSR appointment in Fall and Spring and a 50% GSR appointment in Winter. It also provides fee remission for all three quarters. As per Graduate Division stipulations, GSRs must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 units and hold a cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the time of appointment.

The position allows for a flexible but reliable work schedule. Coordinator must be available for the conference dates, as well as the majority of its crucial preceding weeks in Spring Quarter.

The qualified applicant’s characteristics include: a desire to work in a collaborative environment, the ability to stay organized, experience attending or participating in conferences, comfort and capability in networking, and the ability to maintain a professional demeanor in demanding situations.

Applicant’s academic interests should be compatible with CSW’s core research on women, sexuality and gender, and we encourage students in all disciplines to apply.

Job Responsibilities: Under the supervision of CSW Director and in collaboration with the CSW Programming Coordinator, the conference coordinator will:

- Participate in planning an international, interdisciplinary conference

- Research and enact 2015 conference themes

- Review and critique all research abstracts, as well as head the selection committee

- Receive valuable feedback on personal research

- Network with UCLA scholars

- Build a professional network with prominent researchers and activists

- Curate conference panels, presentations and workshops around research topics

- Write articles and briefs for electronic distribution to an academic audience

- Hone skills in financial development/support in an academic environment

- Interact with university administrators

- Spearhead conference outreach initiatives to disseminate conference research

- Participate in the development of an edited volume of conference research papers

To apply: Submit CV, cover letter, unofficial transcript, and 2 letters of recommendation to pcrespin@women.ucla.edu. At least one letter of recommendation must be from a UCLA faculty member. Recommenders may submit letters in hard copy to the CSW office, or via official university email address to pcrespin@women.ucla.edu. Please note on your cover letter how you heard about this position.

Deadline: Application materials (including recommendations) must be received by 11:59 pm PST on September 15, 2014. Only complete applications will be considered.

If selected for interview, please be prepared to suggest and discuss possible topics/themes for the conference.


Associate Dean for Administration - Law School

The University of Arkansas, the state's flagship university, with a student population of over 25,000 students, resides on 345 picturesque acres overlooking the Ozark Mountains. For nearly 150 years, it has been at the center of higher education in the state of Arkansas and recently has moved to the center of higher education in the nation. Through the integration of teaching, research and service that puts students first, the University of Arkansas is taking its place among the nation's great comprehensive colleges and universities. Fayetteville is located in the Northwest corner of the state with a metropolitan-area population of 500,000 residents. The city and area have been featured in numerous publications as a very desirable and economical place to live and most recently was listed by Money magazine as one of the "100 Best Places to Live."

The University of Arkansas School of Law is ranked second in the U.S. in National Jurist magazine's Top 20 Values in legal education and among U.S. News and World Report's top 36 public law schools, with a nationally recognized faculty, unique service opportunities, and a close-knit community that puts law students first.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a balance between the needs of the workplace and the life needs of all employees. The benefits package includes University contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual and a choice of retirement programs with University contributions ranging from 5% - 14% of employee salary.

For more details on the job position, visit jobs.uark.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56215

Associate Solicitor for Indian Affairs at the Department of the Interior

Job Title:Associate Solicitor - Indian Affairs

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Office of the Solicitor

Job Announcement Number:SOL-SES-2014-0006


$120,749.00 to $181,500.00 / Per Year


Friday, June 27, 2014 to Friday, August 15, 2014




- - This is a Permanent Full-Time appointment.


1 vacancy in the following location:
District of Columbia, DC View Map


Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified individuals who are U.S. Citizens.


Public Trust - Background Investigation




About the Agency

The maximum pay for individuals who have not previously held an SES position is $167,000 (EX-III).  Current SES who earn more than $167,000 (EX-III) are eligible to be compensated up to $181,500 (EX-II).

This position is located in the Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor in Washington, D.C. The Division of Indian Affairs provides legal counsel and representation to the Secretary acting as federal trustee to American Indian tribes and their members. The Division also provides legal advice to the Bureau of Indian Affairs concern­ing the administra­tion of Indian service programs.

This announcement has been extended from the original closing date of 7/28/2014.

Read more about the job description here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/374084100

Attorney Vacancies at the U.S. Department of Justice

Below is a list of current attorney vacancies at the United States Department of Justice. We encourage all interested applicants to apply;

To learn more about Justice and our legal careers, please visit our website: www.justice.gov/careers/legal/<http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/>.
In addition, every year over 1,800 volunteer legal interns serve in DOJ components and U.S. Attorneys’ Offices throughout the country. If you know any law students who may be interested in a DOJ volunteer internship, please encourage them to review the many opportunities featured at www.justice.gov/careers/legal/volunteer-intern.html<http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/volunteer-intern.html>.
Finally, please share this email with interested colleagues and peers. If you wish to update the contact information for you or the organization you represent, or no longer wish to receive these periodic email announcements, please respond to this email address and ask to be removed from our mailing list. Thank you.


USAO Eastern District of California




Civil Division (CIV)

Trial Attorney<http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/trial-attorney-11>



USAO Northern District of Oklahoma

Assistant United States Attorney (Civil)<http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/assistant-united-states-attorney-civil-1>



USAO Northern District of Iowa

Assistant United States Attorney<http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/assistant-united-states-attorney-33>



Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)

Attorney Advisor (Internal Affairs Division Counsel)<http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/attorney-advisor-internal-affairs-division-counsel>



Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD)

Trial Attorney<http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/trial-attorney-10>



USAO Eastern District of California




USAO Northern District of Alabama

Uncompensated Special Assistant United States Attorney<http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/uncompensated-special-assistant-united-states-attorney>



United States Attorney's Office (USAO)



USAO Northern District of Alabama

Compensated Special Assistant United States Attorney<http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/compensated-special-assistant-united-states-attorney>



USAO District of Arizona

Assistant United States Attorney<http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/ausa-11>



Criminal Division (CRM)

Resident Legal Advisor<http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/resident-legal-advisor-0>


Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)

Attorney Advisor<http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/attorney-advisor-6>



Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA)

Attorney Advisor (Assistant General Counsel)<http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/general-counsels-office>



Criminal Division (CRM)

Trial Attorney<http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/trial-attorney-9>



Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA)

Special Assistant United States Attorney<http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/special-assistant-united-states-attorney-0>



Antitrust Division (ATR)

Attorney Advisor<http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/attorney-advisor-5>



Criminal Division (CRM)

Resident Legal Advisor<http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/resident-legal-advisor>


United States Trustee Program (USTP)

Trial Attorney (Bankruptcy)<http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/trial-attorney-bankruptcy-0>



United States Trustee Program (USTP)

Trial Attorney (Bankruptcy)<http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/trial-attorney-bankruptcy>



Office of Tribal Justice (OTJ)

Attorney Advisor<http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/attorney-advisor-4>



United States Trustee Program (USTP)

Trial Attorney (General and Administrative Law)<http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/trial-attorney-general-and-administrative-law>



USAO Southern District of Florida

Assistant United States Attorney<http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/assistant-united-states-attorney-32>



USAO Southern District of Florida

Assistant United States Attorney<http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/assistant-united-states-attorney-31>



Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD)

Assistant Section Chief<http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/assistant-section-chief>



OPENING: Experienced Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office - N.D. Oklahoma (Tulsa)

The United States Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma is seeking an attorney to serve as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in the Civil Division. The AUSA will focus on affirmative civil enforcement cases in which the United States initiates investigations and lawsuits involving fraud, waste, and abuse.
The U.S. Department of Justice seeks to attract, retain, and promote individuals of exceptional ability and talent from all walks of life. The work environment and atmosphere is open, diverse, collegial, and inclusive. There are active affinity groups for African-American; Asian-American; Hispanic; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT); and Native American employees, which are open to all DOJ employees regardless of background. Justice fosters a work environment where people of all backgrounds and experiences may reach their full potential.
Thank you for your help in disseminating this vacancy announcement.  This and other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at: http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/attvacancies.html.

USAO Northern District of Oklahoma<http://www.justice.gov/usao/okn/>
Civil Division
Tulsa, OK 74119
United States
About the Office:

The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Oklahoma is the principal federal prosecution authority for the eleven counties in the northeastern part of the state. The Northern District of Oklahoma has a population of approximately one million. Our office is located in Tulsa, the metropolitan area of which has approximately 75 percent of the district's population and 80 percent of the reported crime. The Civil Division currently has a staff of five attorneys, which includes the Civil Chief, and eight support staff including one contractor.

Visit the Northern District of Oklahoma website at: http://www.justice.gov/usao/districts/okn.html.
Job Description:

All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.

The United States Attorney is seeking an attorney to serve as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in the Civil Division. The AUSA will focus on affirmative civil enforcement cases in which the United States initiates investigations and lawsuits involving fraud, waste, and abuse. In such cases, federal agencies and taxpayers are the victims. The cases are most often under the False Claims Act and can involve health care fraud, procurement fraud, contractor fraud, tort actions, and compliance with various federal regulations. These cases are often associated with parallel criminal proceedings where the Civil AUSA must coordinate with the federal investigative agencies and state and federal criminal prosecutors. Most cases involve claims involve substantial injury which must be recovered by judgment. The matters require not only initiative and creativity in directing the government's investigation of fraud claims, but also superior organizational and documentary skills. Depending on the selectee's level of experience, it is expected that this position will serve as the Affirmative Civil Enforcement and Healthcare Fraud Coordinator for the district.

Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSA) in the Civil Division will conduct every stage in the litigation, including discovery, depositions, court appearance, and trial, all with minimal supervision. The AUSA may also be assigned bankruptcy matters and civil defensive matters including defense of claims of medical malpractice and other torts as necessary to fulfill the litigative mission of the Civil Division.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school, be an active member in good standing of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least one year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Applicants should have a demonstrated capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding office and courtroom environment. Applicants must be willing and able to try jury cases in federal court and demonstrate the motivation and professionalism to become an accomplished trial attorney. Applicants should possess analytical ability to quickly identify and to clearly and accurately articulate critical issues in civil investigations or pending prosecutions. Applicants should be able to demonstrate superior oral and writing skills as well as strong legal research skills. Applicants should exhibit strong interpersonal skills, good judgment, the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with the court, other attorneys, support staff, and client agencies. Applicants should also possess computer literacy skills to include experience in automated research, electronic court filing, electronic e-mail, and word processing systems.
The range of basic pay for this position, plus locality for this geographic location is currently set at $51,403.00 to $151,660.00 per annum.
Occasional travel in the District, the state of Oklahoma, and throughout the nation is likely to be necessary. Travel requirements typically entail no more than 1-5 days per month.
Application Process:

Applications may be submitted online through the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/376086900. The deadline to apply is July 26, 2014. If unable to apply online, the announcement provides instructions on faxing your document in the "How to Apply" tab.

If you have questions, please contact Mesa Wade, Administrative Services Specialist, at 918-382-2733 or mesa.wade@usdoj.gov<mailto:mesa.wade@usdoj.gov>
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Application Deadline: Saturday, July 26, 2014 Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be authorized.
Number of Positions: 1

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Department Policies

Equal Employment Opportunity:  The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer.  Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factor.  The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice.

Reasonable Accommodations:  This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Outreach and Recruitment for Qualified Applicants with Disabilities:   The Department encourages qualified applicants with disabilities, including individuals with targeted/severe disabilities to apply in response to posted vacancy announcements.  Qualified applicants with targeted/severe disabilities may be eligible for direct hire, non-competitive appointment under Schedule A (5 C.F.R. § 213.3102(u)) hiring authority.  Individuals with targeted/severe disabilities are encouraged to register for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Shared List of People with Disabilities (the Bender Disability Employment Registry) by submitting their resume to resume@benderconsult.com<mailto:resume@benderconsult.com>
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and referencing "Federal Career Opportunities" in the subject line.  Additional information about the Bender Registry is available at www.benderconsult.com [external link]<http://www.benderconsult.com/>.  Individuals with disabilities may also contact one of the Department’s Disability Points of Contact (DPOC).  See list of DPOCs<http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/disability-points-contact>.

Suitability and Citizenship:  It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment.  Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the United States Attorneys' Offices. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, non-U.S. Citizens may apply for employment with other organizations, but should be advised that appointments of non-U.S. Citizens are extremely rare; such appointments would be possible only if necessary to accomplish the Department's mission and would be subject to strict security requirements.  Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Veterans:  There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their submissions. Although the "point" system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf <http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf> for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service- connected disabilities or receipt of nonservice-connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that his  or her retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).

UC Berkeley — Ethnic Studies Library — Native American Studies Librarian

The Ethnic Studies Library of the University of California, Berkeley seeks an energetic, creative and service-oriented librarian to provide curatorial and research support to the UC Berkeley community in the area of Native American Studies. As a curator, selector and reference specialist, the Librarian will work with community members and organizations to promote donations of archives and special collections and will work collaboratively with tribal communities to develop these collections. The Librarian will enhance access to Native American archival and special materials by applying standard archival practices. The Librarian will contribute to public services and work closely with colleagues to secure external funding and to address comparative ethnic studies areas.

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NNABA Employment and Student Opportunities


Each opportunity below will be posted on the NNABA website at nativeamericanbar.org<http://www.nativeamericanbar.org/>

Like us on Facebook<http://www.facebook.com/NationalNABA> and follow us on Twitter <http://www.twitter.com/@NationalNABA> stay up to date on current events and recent court decisions.

 Federal Indian Law/Tribal Law Opportunities:

1. Chief Prosecutor, Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Tucson, AZ (Open until filled)

2. Deputy Prosecutor, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Scottsdale, AZ (Closes on July 28, 2014)

3. Indian Law Associate, Johnson Barnhouse & Keegan LLP, Albuquerque, NM

4. Indian Law Associate, Rothstein Law Firm, Tempe, AZ

5. Tribal Attorney, Ho-Chunk Nation, Black River Falls, WI (Closes on July 18, 2014)

6. General Attorney, US Dept. of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Services, Rockville, MD (Closes on July 16, 2014)

Other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at:

Other Opportunities:

1. Program Coordinator, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Clinical Program and Work-Life Law and Policy Clinic, Tempe, AZ (Closes on July 14, 2014)


1. Summer Associate Legal Honors Program, US Government Accountability Office (Open July 14 -August 15, 2014)

Grand Traverse Band Chief Judge Job Posting

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NNABA Employment Opportunities


Each opportunity below will be posted on the NNABA website at nativeamericanbar.org<http://nativeamericanbar.org/>

Like us on Facebook <http://www.facebook.com/NationalNABA> and follow us on Twitter<http://www.twitter.com/@NationalNABA> stay up to date on current events and recent court decisions.

 Federal Indian Law/Tribal Law Opportunities:

1. Attorney, US Dept of Justice, Environmental Enforcement Section, Washington, DC (Closes on June 27, 2014)

2. Associate Judge, The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Nespelem, WA

3. Attorney, US Dept of Justice, Indian Resources Section, Denver, CO (Closes on July 2, 2014)

Federal Opportunities:

1. Attorney, US Dept of Justice, Western District of Louisiana, Criminal Division, Shreveport, LA (Closes on September 26, 2014)

2. Attorney, US Dept of Justice, District of Puerto Rico, Criminal Division, San Juan, PR (Closes on July 7, 2014)

3. Supervisory Labor Economist, US Dept of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Washington, DC (Closes on July 15, 2014)

4. Supervisory Statistician, US Dept of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Washington, DC (Closes on July 15, 2014)

5. Attorney, US Dept of Justice, Northern District of Oklahoma, Criminal Division, Tulsa, OK (Closes on June 30, 2014)

6. Attorney, US Dept of Justice, Office of the Associate Attorney General, Access to Justice Initiative, Washington, DC (Closes on June 30, 2014)

7. Attorney, US Dept of Justice, District of South Dakota, Criminal Division, Pierre, SD (Closes on June 30, 2014)

Other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at:

TRIBAL ATTORNEY, The Hoopa Valley Tribe


The Hoopa Valley Tribe, a federally recognized Indian Tribe located in Hoopa,
CA, seeks an attorney to fill the position of Tribal Attorney. The successful candidate will serve in the Office of Tribal Attorney and will provide a broad range of legal services to the Hoopa Valley Tribal Council, Chairperson, tribal departments and entities, including consultation, research, drafting, lobbying, civil litigation, representation in administrative proceedings, and other duties as assigned.

Contractual position, salary, DOE.
• California Bar membership,
• Two plus years' experience in American Indian law, academic excellence, leadership, qualities, significant writing, and communication skills, required.
• Experience in contracting, civil litigation, self-governance, employment law, water law, and environmental law, is preferred.
• Preference will be given to qualified Native American Indian applicants.

This position classified safety-sensitive. POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED.
Submit application, cover letter, resume and writing sample to:

Human Resources/Insurance Dept.,
Hoopa Valley Tribe, P.O. Box 218, Hoopa, CA 95546
or call (530) 625-9200 ext. 13 or 17
Email submission: hr3@hoopainsurance.com
The Tribe's Alcohol and Drug Policy and TERO Ordinance apply.

Video Editor, The Cultural Conservancy

Position: Video Editor

Drawing from years of documentation of our work to support the rich cultural and ecological knowledge of Native peoples, we are creating a series of short videos. First, in the next two months we will produce one short poetic promotional video (~1 min) about all of our work with Indigenous peoples worldwide. Then, we will make a series of short documentary videos on the revitalization of Native watercraft traditions, the cultivation of Native foodways, traditional ecological knowledge, youth voices and leadership, and other topics related to our work.

For this work, we are seeking an experienced video editor with deep connection to Native communities and a passion for collaborating in a team. Work will take place in a studio in North Oakland, with equipment provided, working primarily in Adobe Premiere. The editor will work closely with our Media Director, Mateo Hinojosa, to first log and capture a significant amount of footage in various formats, and tag it for editing in our various videos. Then, the editor will edit these videos, working closely with the Director and TCC President.

Skills and Qualifications:

* Proficiency in Premiere or Final Cut Pro a must (Premiere preferred). After Effects, Speedgrade, Audition, and Photoshop skills a big plus.
* Minimum of three years of professional experience in audiovisual production.
* Experience with distribution and social media a plus.
* Passion and commitment to advancing the eco-cultural revitalization of Indigenous peoples.

Preferences: Native/Indigenous candidates encouraged to apply.

Pay will be negotiated with editor on an independent contractor basis.

Applicants are encouraged to send a CV and cover letter, including hourly pay rate and links to work samples, to mateo@nativeland.org and cc nicola@nativeland.org.

Administrative Manager, The Cultural Conservancy

Job Opportunities at
The Cultural Conservancy

Position: Administrative Manager

Under the supervision of the President/CEO, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following duties:

Office Administration

 * General office management including handling all telephone calls, managing office computer operations, responding to mail, ordering supplies, filing, travel reports and maintaining online and hard copy filing systems.
* Work with accountant to prepare receipts and printing financial reports.
* Make deposits and perform other bank related communications.
*   Maintain and update personnel handbook and related documents.


* With guidance from the Development Director, research options for TCC's future donor management database or customer relations management software for tracking donations, funder opportunities, and deadlines; e.g. SalesForce or another system.
* Manage the population and launch of this database.
* Manage our individual donor campaign including drafting thank you letters and acknowledgements of individual donations, and tracking each donation.
* Record and file all grant proposals and foundation documents.
* Support Development Director in grants research and management.

Marketing and Outreach

* Coordinate with staff and web designer for regular web site updates.
* Coordinate with staff for social media campaigns and alignment.
* Produce and/or assist with organizational branding and outreach materials.
* Help run the organization's booth at various events.
* Help train and coordinate volunteers.

Assistance to the President and Board Communications

* Manage event and meeting logistics, including bi-annual Board meetings and quarterly Executive Committee meetings.
* Manage President's calendar including scheduling appointments, making travel arrangements, and managing correspondences.
* Assist President with preparation for meetings including conducting research and compiling background materials.
* Perform other duties as assigned.


* Assist Vice-President and program staff with administrative needs around setting up and implementing programs.

Skills and Qualifications:

* Minimum of five years of professional experience in nonprofit administration.

* Bachelors or Master's degree or equivalent work experience.

* Excellent administrative and organizational skills and the ability to manage time and people efficiently.

* Experience with SalesForce or other CRM or donor database and general mailing list databases.

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Proficiency in a second language a plus.

* Demonstrated ability to work well across cultures; including with donors and diverse populations from around the world.

* Passion and commitment to advancing the eco-­cultural revitalization of Indigenous peoples.

* Computer proficiency (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, database management systems, Adobe Creative Suite a plus); willingness to learn additional applications as necessary.

* Experience with social media and web design/programming a plus.

Preferences: Native/Indigenous candidates encouraged to apply.

Location: Successful candidate will work in the Cultural Conservancy office in the historic Thoreau Center for Sustainability in the Presidio of San Francisco, California.

Position terms: Half-time (20 hrs/week) for the first 6 months, then possibility of full time position.

Salary range: Will vary based upon experience.

Please send letter of interest, a detailed resume, a work sample, and three references via email to melissa@nativeland.org with the subject title: "Applying for Admin. Position" and cc Jamie Beck at jamie@nativeland.org.

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