Entries by Nicole Scott

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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Legal/Administrative Assistant Position Available – Eureka Office

Program Description:  Founded in 1967, California Indian Legal Services (CILS) is the oldest public interest Indian rights law firm in the country, promoting the fundamental rights of California tribes and Indians through litigation, legislative and administrative advocacy, community development, and other strategies for systemic change. CILS provides a full range of legal representation to California […]

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