Entries by Nicole Scott

TRIBAL ALERT: Federal District Court in Texas Finds the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Unconstitutional

To All Tribal Leaders: Many of you may have heard of the recent decision in the case of Brackeen et al. v. Zinke. Oct. 4, 2018, Case 4:17-CV-00868, (N. D. TX) where the court determined that the ICWA is unconstitutional because it treats Indian children differently than other children in child custody proceedings.  According to […]

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Public Domain Allotments Informational Meeting

                                          Are you an interest holder in a Public Domain allotment? Come to a free informational meeting presented by California Indian Legal Services to find out!   Did you know there are at least 18 […]

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CILS Defends Tribal Casinos in Slip and Fall Cases: Protection from Tort Claims

Did you know that California Indian Legal Services defends tribal casinos in slip and fall cases? Under state gaming compacts gaming tribes must carry a certain amount of liability insurance to cover accidents and mishaps that befall casino patrons. Gaming tribes must also have in place regulations governing the tort claim appeal process after the […]

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Public Domain Allotments Informational Meeting

Are you an interest holder in a Public Domain allotment? Come to a free informational meeting presented by California Indian Legal Services to find out!   Did you know there are at least 18 Public Domain allotments in Inyo and Mono counties containing at least 1194 acres of land?   Do you know what your […]

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TRIBAL ALERT: Review Your Tribe’s Designated ICWA Agent in the Federal Register

To All Tribal Leaders; California Indian Legal Services strongly urges you to review the Federal Register, Vol. 83, No. 107, issued on June 4, 2018, regarding the Indian Child Welfare Act; Designated Tribal Agents for Service of Notice. Tribes may choose to include their designated tribal agent for ICWA noticing purposes on this annual list. […]

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