Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release November 25, 2009
Statement by the President on Native American Heritage Day
“Tomorrow, Americans everywhere will observe our National Day of Thanksgiving. It will be a time of celebration and reflection as we gather with family and friends to count our blessings and remember those less fortunate. But it will also be a time to remember how this holiday began– as a harvest celebration between European settlers and the American Indians who had been living and thriving on the continent for thousands of years.”
“That is why on Friday, I encourage every American to join me in observing Native American Heritage Day. My Administration is committed to strengthening the nation to nation relationship with tribal governments. But it is also important for all of us to understand the rich culture, tradition and history of Native Americans and their status today- and to appreciate the contributions that First Americans have made, and will continue to make to our Nation.”
Monday, November 23, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Kerry was named 2009 Arizona Business Journal 40 Under 40 Honoree. Ms. Patterson was also a Native American 40 Under 40 award winner, as presented by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development in 2009. The group recognizes outstanding young Native Americans throughout the United STates who have shown excellence in community and professional endeavors.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 09, 2009
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
Arizona State University
Free and Open to the Public. Registration encouraged for planning purposes.
Thursday, November 05, 2009
Employer: Pueblo of Tesuque
Address1: Rt 42 Box 360T
CityStateZip: Santa Fe, NM 87506
JobTitle: Tribal Judge
Salary: 80 - 95K
Description: Summary Description: Work under the general supervision of the Governor and Tribal Council. Tribal Judge is responsible for the overall administration and operation of the Tribal Court system including but not limited to: Civil, Criminal, Traffic and Juvenile Cases/Reviews; Trials, Civil hearings; Arraignments, Joint and Separate Trials, Dismissal, Other Preliminary Matters; Maintenance of an ongoing referral system for offenders including completion or default of court ordered treatment. Ensure financial accountability regarding collection of all court fines/fees and the Tribal Court budget. Supervise court staff.
? Juris Doctor (JD) received from an (ABA) accredited law school or equivalent of ten (10) years experience in the field of court systems.
? Considerable knowledge of Federal Indian Law with emphasis on issues of tribal sovereignty and tribal government.
? Familiarity with monitoring PL638 contracts, and applying for and monitoring state and federal grants.
? Must clear pre-employment background check and drug screen.
? Qualified Native American Preference.
Experience: Current Bar Members
Submit: Resume,Cover Letter,References
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Monday, November 02, 2009
By Jacelle Ramon-Sauberan, Today correspondent
Story Published: Oct 31, 2009
Story Updated: Oct 30, 2009
PHOENIX – Kerry Patterson has juggled a family, school and work in an effort to give back to Indian country.Patterson, 38, has been practicing law for eight years and is the transitional attorney for Fennemore Craig PC in Phoenix, Ariz. She handles real estate, corporate law, leasing and anything that pertains to economic development. She was recently named a winner of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s 40 Under 40 awards.
The Pueblo of Pojoaque is accepting applications
for General Counsel.
Applicant will assume
diverse roles while working with Pueblopeople, their government and Pueblo corporations.
A background of federal Indian law is
essential. Primary areas of practice include the
areas of domestic affairs, tribal corporations,
water law and general civil law. Criminal lawpractice is at a minimum. Litigation experience
in tribal, state and federal court is highly
prized. Salary is dependent on experience.
Position will be filled within 30 days of this
posting. Send resumes via e-mail to fdemolli@
The Nordhaus Law Firm, LLP is seeking a full
time associate attorney with one to three years
of relevant experience to work primarily on
Indian water rights litigation in our Santa Fe,
New Mexico office starting as soon as possible.
Demonstrated interest in Indian law is required.
Experience in water law and/or Indian law is
strongly preferred. The Firm is dedicated to the
representation of Indian Tribes and Tribal entities
on environmental issues, natural resource
protection and development, jurisdictional
issues, Tribal governance issues, economic development
projects, and in administrative and regulatory
processes as well as in trial and appellate
litigation. Native Americans are encouraged to
apply. Please apply immediately by submitting:
(1) a cover letter describing your interest in and
qualifications for the position, (2) a resume, (3)
a legal writing sample, (4) a list of references,
and (5) an official law school transcript to Hiring
Partner Santa Fe Position, Nordhaus Law
Firm, LLP, 1239 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe,
NM 87501. You may submit your application by
email to firstname.lastname@example.org.