Entries by Nicole Scott

American Indian Probate Reform Act (AIPRA) and Indian Wills

For years CILS has prioritized the preservation and enhancement of the California Indian land base in California. Part of this work correlates with assisting individuals that have an Indian allotment or an interest in an allotment to understand their rights better and sometimes their responsibilities to future generations. CILS has conducted numerous presentations over the […]

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TRIBAL ALERT: NEW 2019 Youth Diversion Program Grants

To All Tribal Leaders: California Indian Legal Services encourages tribes to review and apply for a new grant through the California Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC). The 2018 Budget Act established grant programs to focus on diverting youth who commit low-level offenses from initial contact with the juvenile justice system. The current funding […]

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TRIBAL ALERT: Thank You, Tribes

CILS wants to thank all of the California tribes (72) and Indian organizations (11) that signed on to the amicus brief in the Brackeen et al. v. Zinke et al. case that is pending before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  The following is a statement from the four defendant tribes that intervened in the case: […]

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TRIBAL ALERT: Deadline for Brackeen et al. v. Zinke Amicus Brief

To All Tribal Leaders: Time is running out. If your tribe or tribal organization has not yet signed on to the amicus brief in the Brackeen v. Zinke being submitted by NARF, NCIA and over 100 tribes and 15 tribal consortia and Indian organizations please do so now. Brackeen v. Zinke is a challenge to […]

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