Office of Tribal Attorney

The mission of the Office of Tribal Attorney (OTA) is to support, defend and advance the interests of the Nooksack Indian Tribe by providing quality legal services to tribal policy makers, departments and staff.


Scope of Services
The OTA serves as chief legal representative and advisor to the Nooksack Tribal Council. Under the policy direction of the Council, the OTA provides timely and efficient legal services to directors, officers, employees and staff of tribal government and tribal business enterprises, including subordinate tribal entities. The OTA also enforces the Nooksack Indian Tribe’s civil and criminal laws. Moreover, the OTA may also act as a liaison to Federal, other Tribal, State and local governments, court systems, officials, professional associations, and interest groups on matters of interest to the Nooksack Indian Tribe.


Practice Areas
Under the technical supervision of the Senior Tribal Attorney, the OTA provides legal services on a wide range of issues. Practice areas may include, but are not limited to, natural and cultural resources, criminal and civil law enforcement, land use, child support, Indian child welfare, real property, treaty rights, procurement, preference, tort, contract, constitutional, gaming, municipal, environmental, intellectual property, natural resources and employment law and litigation.


Major Functions
The major functions of the OTA are to:


– Represent the Nooksack Indian Tribe and its representatives in judicial, legislative, executive and administrative proceedings;
– Provide legal advice to tribal policy makers, executives, managers and staff on issues of concern to the Nooksack Indian Tribe;
– Prosecute civil and criminal violations of Tribal law;
– Coordinate with federal agencies that have responsibilities in Indian country, such as the Department of Health and Human Services, the Departments of Interior, Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture, Education, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service.


For more information, contact the Tribal Attorney’s Office at (360) 592-4158.

Current Job Openings as of December 13th. ...

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Thank you again to our awesome staff who handed out the holiday support checks yesterday and today! Any checks not picked up will be mailed today to the address on file with Enrollment. ...

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This camp is open to children ages 5 to 18 who are enrolled Nooksack Tribal Members, or who are children of enrolled Nooksack Tribal Members. Contact Rikkole Edwards to register by 12/17. All attendees must pre-register to attend. ...

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Holiday support check distribution is today from 9:30am to 3:00pm. Distribution will end at 3pm sharp. If you do not have your check in hand by 3pm, you will have to get it via mail.

Please note:
- Make sure you're there well in advance of 3pm, we will have to stop at exactly 3pm to ensure any checks not picked up get into the mail today
- Photo ID is required
- Our crew will be working through lunch so any time between those hours is fine for pick up

Questions? Comment here or message the fan page and we will try to help you out!

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