Entries by Nicole Scott

Staff Attorney Position Available – Eureka Office

Looking for a Eureka Staff Attorney to work collaboratively with other staff to provide exceptional legal services in all areas of Federal Indian law. Program Description: California Indian Legal Services is a statewide, tribally controlled, non-profit corporation that provides legal services to Indian tribes, Indian organizations and low-income individual Indians on issues involving Federal Indian […]

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Supreme Court Upholds Enrollment Rule for Indian Children

By Mark Radoff & Mark Vezzola San Francisco, July 14, 2016 The California Supreme Court recently invalidated a rule of court compelling counties to enroll tribal children in pre-ICWA dependency cases but affirmed Social Service’s obligation to assist in enrollment after an Indian child finding has been made. The case, which is cited as In […]

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California Supreme Court Limits Forfeiture Doctrine in ICWA Cases

In only its third opinion on the Indian Child Welfare Act, the California Supreme Court issued its In re Isaiah W. ruling regarding a parent’s forfeiture of the right to appeal ICWA violations. Isaiah W. involved a mother’s tardy appeal of the Act’s notice and inquiry provisions. The mother, Ashlee R., failed to appeal ICWA’s […]

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CILS Presents “Keeping Native Families Safe – DV and ICWA Resources” Training

CILS in conjunction with Indian Health Council is presenting a training entitled Keeping Native Families Safe – DV and ICWA Resources. This training course will provide an overview of the overlap between the domestic violence and the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) dependency worlds, which frequently collide. Tribal leaders, tribal and county social workers, tribal ICWA workers, domestic violence […]

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CILS Releases New ICWA Webinar Series

CILS has just released a new ICWA Webinar Series designed to provide tribal ICWA social advocates with training resources and expertise. This project was sponsored by a grant from the State of California’s Health and Human Services Agency.   The ICWA Webinar Series will expand the skills of tribal ICWA advocates. The substantive knowledge and […]

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