KCRS was awarded the “Outstanding Achievement in California Indian Law Award”.

Celebration photo of Steve Banegas, Spokesperson for Kumeyaay Cultural Repatriation Committee and Paul Cuero Vice Spokesperson and Dorothy Alther, Executive Director at California Indian Legal Services at the California Indian Law Association’s 15th Annual Indian Law Conference & Gala on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at the Jackson Rancheria Resort Casino in Jackson, California. KCRS was awarded the “Outstanding Achievement in California Indian Law Award”.
Congratulations to KCRC!

Kumeyaay Cultural Repatriation Committee

Balancing tribal sovereignty with rights of workers article

CILS’s Mark Vezzola, Escondido office Directing Attorney, wrote a guest column for San Francisco Daily Journal titled “Balancing tribal sovereignty with rights of workers.” Mark’s article outlines how a proposed amendment to the National Labor Relations Act could change labor law in Indian country. A very good read. Article here.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month


Important Tribal Water Rights Case Needs Your Support

Attached is a summary of a water rights case involving the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians that is pending before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The summary will provide you an overview of the case and what actions you can take to support not only the Agua Caliente Band but tribal water rights in California. Thank you for your support.

Letter from the Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California Tribal Council regarding the Middletown Rancheria Tribal of Valley Fire Disasters Relief Fund.

Click here for letter.