Entries by Nicole Scott

Tax Time: New Enrolled Tribal Member Certification Form

Enrolled Tribal Member Certification Form (FTB Form 3504) On January 2, 2017, the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB), the agency tasked with collecting state income taxes from residents, introduced Form FTB 3504, Enrolled Tribal Member Certification Form, on its website. FTB Form 3504, which was designed with input from tribal leaders and attorneys, allows tribal […]

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Understanding the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act

CILS is presenting a Sustainable Groundwater Management Act presentation at Coyote Valley that is free and open to the public on Friday, January 13th from 1pm to 3pm. Learn: What is SGMA? The science of groundwater How does SGMA impact tribes? IS there funding available? How do tribes decide what to do next? Click here […]

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CILS Hires Tamara Honrado as Eureka Office Staff Attorney

CILS is pleased to announce its recent hire of Tamara Honrado, who will join the CILS team as a Staff Attorney working in the Eureka office. Honrado will provide legal assistance to tribes and Indian organizations in the Eureka service territory. “I was attracted by CILS’ mission to protect and advance Indian rights,” Honrado said. […]

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Talk Early, Talk Often: Collaboration among GSAs and Tribal Governments

By Blake Atkerson, Sacramento Staff Attorney Tribal governments seek protection of their groundwater rights and respectful treatment as sovereign entities. Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) are seeking approval from the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) to implement a regulatory scheme that will eventually benefit each basin, region, and the entire state. The nexus of these interests […]

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