Entries by Nicole Scott

Need Tribal Support of AB 3176 to Increase ICWA Compliance in California

Since its passage, ICWA has provided important rights and protections to Indian families. However, the implementation and interpretation of ICWA has been inconsistent across States; creating significant gaps in protection. As a result, the Bureau of Indian Affairs promulgated regulations to address the need for consistent interpretation and implementation of the minimum Federal standards ICWA […]

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Free Walk-in Legal Clinics at Indian Health Councils in San Diego County

CILS offers two free walk-in legal clinics from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm on the second Wednesday of each month at Indian Health Council on the Rincon Indian Reservation and fourth Wednesday of each month at the Southern Indian Health Council in Alpine. These clinics are staffed by a Legal Advocate and Attorney who will assist with issues pertaining […]

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Save the Date for the 25th Annual Indian Child Welfare Act Conference

“Weaving Traditions to Defend, Protect & Honor Indian Children, Families, and Tribes” Celebrating 40 Years: 1978 –2018 Hosted by the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria and Co-Sponsored by California Department of Social Services, California Tribal Families Coalition, California Indian Legal Services, and Office of Tribal Affairs. For more information  www.gratonrancheria.com Go to the website and scroll down […]

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CILS is Pleased to Announce the Recent Hire of Mica Llerandi and Davina Whitethorne

Mica Llerandi joins the CILS team as a Staff Attorney providing legal assistance to tribes and Indian organizations. “After clerking with CILS in 2010, I am excited to return to the Escondido office as a staff attorney,” Llerandi said. Mica Llerandi, a member of the Navajo Nation, joined CILS as a Staff Attorney in January […]

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Staff Attorney Position Available – Bishop Office

Program Description:  California Indian Legal Services is a statewide, tribally controlled, non-profit corporation that provides legal services to Indian tribes, Indian organizations and low-income individual Indians on issues involving Federal Indian Law. CILS provides a variety of legal services including brief counsel and advice and extended representation on core legal issues affecting Native Americans and […]

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