Entries by Nicole Scott

Anna Hohag Starts Fellowship in Bishop Office

August 28, 2017: Anna Hohag will start a one-year Legal Fellowship in September at our CILS Bishop office. The California Bar Foundation awarded CILS a Public Interest Legal Fellowship Grant which made it possible for Anna to join the CILS team. Anna will focus on Tribal Court development which includes providing training for tribes in […]

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Ninth Circuit Allows Bishop Paiute Law Enforcement Case to Proceed

Today the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals handed a victory to the Bishop Paiute Tribe in its federal suit against Inyo County, the County Sheriff, and District Attorney.  The lower district court dismissed the Tribe’s law suit against the defendants on July 13, 2015, for lack of jurisdiction finding there was no “justiciable case and […]

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“Wrong Application” for Conducting Criminal Background Checks

If your tribe has been approved for conducting Criminal Background Checks under SB 1460 and are providing Live Scans on reservation or you are in the process of obtaining 1460 approval and intend to conduct Live Scans, you must complete the attached application. Tribes were inadvertently provided the incorrect application (PSP) by the Department of […]

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Bill Would Allow Cultural Regalia at Graduations

Rebekah Israel, a member of the Lone Pine Paiute-Shoshone tribe, was not allowed to wear a ceremonial eagle feather on her mortarboard when she graduated from the Charter School of San Diego. A new State Assembly bill would change that. (Megan Doughty) Gary WarthContact Reporter Rebekah Israel said she had waited years for the moment […]

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Free Technical Assistance to Tribes on Conducting Criminal Background Checks

CILS is offering free technical assistance to tribes interested in or conducting criminal background checks on prospective families who want to become a tribally licensed home for tribal member children being placed outside their home by County Protective Services (CPS). CILS can provide information and guidance on:  Completing the California Department of Justice (DOJ) […]

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