Career Opportunities in Indian Country

Joshua Canterbury
Tribal communities in this country are vibrant and growing, with a need for quality legal assistance.

Tribal communities in this country are vibrant and growing, with a need for quality legal assistance.

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Since moving to Iowa, I have met many attorneys who had no idea that there was a tribe in the middle of the state. Despite the tribal casino’s name, it’s not until I mention the casino and the tribe at the same time that something snaps into place and people realize it is a tribal enterprise. This lack of familiarity is not unique to Iowa. Most attorneys are unfamiliar with the intricacies of the law or legal profession in Indian country. However, working as an attorney in Indian country allows you to serve a historically underserved community, and the work is rarely dull. 

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