Entries by Nicole Scott

TRIBAL ALERT: Support Tribal Access to National Crime Databases

IMPORTANT NOTICE— the federal Department of Justice (DOJ) is expanding the Tribal Access Program (TAP), which allows qualified tribes to access national crime databases for both criminal and civil purposes.  The TAP program is being implemented in phases with the current phase open to tribes who authorize the enforcement of tribal criminal law or who […]

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Tribal Identification Cards to be Accepted by California Notaries Public

September 22, 2016: CILS is happy to report that 2017 will usher in a much-needed change to California’s notary laws regarding the acceptance of tribal identification cards. The Honorable California Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Garden), in cooperation with CILS, sponsored Senate Bill 997 which allows California notaries public to accept tribal identification cards from federally […]

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CILS Sponsors Special Performance of “Something Inside Is Broken” on Native American Day

Join us Friday, September 23rd at 6 PM. California Indian Legal Services invites you to a special performance of “Something Inside Is Broken” after the Native American Day celebration at the State Capitol. This is the first Native American produced Rock Opera Musical depicting pre-gold rush California. A reception will be held at 6 PM […]

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CILS Seeks Community Representatives for Board of Trustees – All Regions

The Board of Trustees of California Indian Legal Services (CILS) is currently accepting applications for appointments to the Board for Community Representatives from the southern region of California (for regional representation information, see the list of counties covered in “Qualifications” section below). Members of the Board of Trustees play an active and significant role in […]

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Support Tribal Identification Cards! Please Send Letters to Governor Brown Asking For His Signature on SB 997

California currently does not allow notaries public to accept tribal identification cards as a form of valid, personal identification for documents needing  notarization.  California Indian Legal Services in sponsorship with Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) supports Senate Bill 997 which is currently waiting  consideration by Governor Brown.  The Bill would add tribal identification cards to […]

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