CILS announces an opening for the position of Director of Marketing and Development (DMD). The DMD will be responsible for the planning, development and implementation of all of the CILS’s marketing strategies, marketing communications and public relations activities, and all fundraising and development efforts, both external and internal. Please read the full description and announcment of this new and dynamic position.
Former CILS attorney Amos M. Tripp left a legacy of change throughout the Native American communities that he served. CILS was among the Native organizations where Mr. Tripp worked during his long law career. He was part of CILS when the organization was still a fledgling Native legal aid service, struggling to attend to the many battles in Indian Country. The Lost Coast Outpost published an obituary that provides more on the highlights of this outstanding leader.
You may have an Indian trust account you don’t know about or you may have settlement moneys owed to you from the Cobell v. Salazar settlement. The Department of the Interior has more than $65 million dollars in accounts to distribute to more than 48,000 individuals whose whereabouts are unknown. Many of these individuals are from California tribes. Many trust funds are held by people who moved and did not leave a forwarding address, or funds that have been inherited through a probate. To find out if you have an account call the Trust Beneficiary Call Center toll-free at (888) 678-6836 OR click on the Department of the Interior's “Locating IIM Account Holders” link. See the Department of the Interior's Public Service Announcement. To view a list of those owed money through the Cobell case, click on the Cobell v. Salazar Indian Trust Settlement's "Whereabouts Unknown" link and select the state where your tribe is located to view a list of tribes, then select your tribe to see all tribal members with whereabouts unknown.