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Attorney General - ROSEBUD SIOUX TRIBE

Attorney General - ROSEBUD SIOUX TRIBE




POSITION:               Attorney General 

SALARY:                  Negotiable

LOCATION:             Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Rosebud, SD.


  1. Must be a graduate of an accredited Law School with a JURIS DOCTORATE degree.
  2. Must be a member in good standing of the South Dakota State Bar and the Sicangu Oyate Bar Association and admitted to practice before the courts of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. The courts of the United States and courts of other states or courts of other tribal and foreign nations and be of high moral character and integrity.
  3. Have not been convicted of any felony.
  4. Be physically able to carry out the duties of this office.
  5. Extensive experience and knowledge of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe’s Constitution, criminal and civil law and Federal law.  Tribal state and Federal courts in litigation cases involving Criminal law, federal Civil Rights, Juvenile Justice and Indian Law.
  6. Shall not be an incumbent judge of the Rosebud Sioux Tribal System.


            In accordance with the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Attorney General Ordinance No.  88-01 Section 8. the Attorney General of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe shall carry out the purposes of this ordinance and shall have the following duties and responsibilities:

  1. As Chief Judicial Officer for enforcement of Tribal law represent the Rosebud Sioux Tribe on law enforcement legal issues to which the Tribe is a party provided the Tribal Council shall approve any action prior to any filing in any court(s) by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Attorney General, and supervise and direct the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Department of Justice.
  2. As Chief Judicial Officer for the enforcement of Tribal law of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and shall enforce tribal criminal law, tribal civil and criminal regulatory law and regulations, treaty and Federal Indian law; as well as supervise the RST Prosecutor’s Office, work with the RST Criminal Investigation department and RST Law Enforcement Services Department.
  3. As Chief Judicial Officer for the enforcement of Tribal law shall consult, collaborate and work with the United States Attorney to enforce law and order on the Rosebud Reservation; and also to promote tribal Criminal Jurisdiction and shall review and supervise the gathering of evidence by law enforcement officers to make sure each case is promptly and fairly presented to the proper Tribal or Federal Court.
  4. Consult and advise the governing body on legal issues.  Protection of Tribal members and the interests of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in the Tribal, State, and Federal courts in litigation and cases involving Criminal Law, Federal Civil Rights, Juvenile Justice, and Indian law.  Provide for the protection of all minors, mentally incompetent, and any others who need protection and assistance for reason of health, age, or other extenuating circumstances.  Supervise all reports and cases alleging child abuse, child neglect, child in need of care or supervision.  Supervise all cases and reports of elderly abuse and neglect.  Supervise and direct the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Judiciary Department to provide whatever services are needed for the protection of all Tribal members.  Responsibility for overall enforcement of Tribal Civil regulatory authority, and other duties assigned by the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council and President of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.
  5. When requested, issue legal opinions to the governing body concerning the legal interpretation of any proposed or actual law or activity.
  6. Must serve as overall legal representative of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.
  7. Must have some knowledge of areas of legal research relating to Federal Indian Law, hunting and fishing, water law, taxation, Tribal, State, and Federal jurisdiction, liquor laws, and gaming.
  8. General knowledge of Federal regulations relating to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
  9. Duties and responsibilities also includes the overall legal representation of Tribal programs, code drafting, including Constitutional review and amendments, drafts explanations for amendments to the Constitution.  Initiatives, referendums, recall and removal, issues legal opinions at the request of the President and the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council.  Drafts and reviews revisions to the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Law and Order Code.  Ensures compliance of Tribal law with any Federal law and grant conditions, and supervises and provide legal counsel and advice in Indian Child Welfare cases including review and supervision of temporary and permanent foster care placement.

For more information Contact Sharon Guerue 605-747-3193 or

Applications can be found online at

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Doctoral

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