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Tribal Linguist



The Tribal Linguist will work with fluent speakers of the three languages of the CTUIR to; preserve and document the languages.  The Linguist will record speakers, translate, and transcribe recordings and utilize transcriptions to create texts in the languages. Add and update word databases as needed or required.  They will need to be able to work with the languages and document morphology, syntax, phonology and other related linguistic areas of study. 

Master Speaker Nez Perce



The employee will collaborate with other Native Language teaching staff and Language Apprentices in the collection and development of materials of the local three languages:  Walla Walla, Umatilla and Lower Nez Perce.  The Master Speaker will work closely with Language Apprentices and Instructors in developing culturally based instructional materials for use in classrooms of language learners from pre-school to secondary level. The Master Speaker will cooperatively work with the Linguists, teaching staff and language learners...

Special Victims Criminal Investigator



The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, a Public Law 280 reservation, received retrocession of criminal jurisdiction from the State of Oregon in 1981, adopted a tribal criminal code, and established a police department.  Since that time, Indian offenders have been tried in tribal court and US Federal Court for crimes of domestic violence, sexual assault, coercion, menacing, and other crimes of personal violence.  Protection orders continue to be available through the courts of the Confederated Tribes of the...