Entries by BHdesign15

Happy anniversary, Dorothy

 A noteworthy milestone Today marks Dorothy Alther’s 23rd anniversary with CILS.  Dorothy is a veteran of CILS and a true asset to our program.  Her positive relationships with CILS’ tribal clients, her wealth of knowledge in Indian law, and her endless energy demonstrate her commitment to the betterment of Indian country in California and nationwide.  Her recent efforts […]

IRS Extends Comment Period re Exclusion for Tribal Programs

TRIBAL ALERT February 15, 2012 EXTENDED Commenting Period on General Welfare Exclusion for Tribal Benefit Programs PLEASE POST and/or DISTRIBUTE The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is extending the time limit for commenting on guidance the agency issued regarding the application of the general welfare exclusion to Indian tribal government programs. The general welfare exclusion allows certain […]

Los Coyotes v ERTC Eviction Ruling

A victory in the Intertribal Court of Southern California In a decision issued on February 2, 2012, the Intertribal Court of Southern California ruled in favor of the Los Coyotes Tribe in an eviction proceeding against the Eagle Rock Training Center (ERTC) regarding a disputed lease under which ERTC claimed to control a substantial portion […]

In Memory of Friend & Colleague

Beth Wylie July 8, 1963 – January 28, 2012 CILS is very saddened to share that former CILS Legal Assistant, Beth Wylie Gjerstad, passed away on January 28, 2012 after a long and hard-fought battle with stage IV metastatic breast cancer.  Beth began her eight-year tenure with CILS in 2002 and departed in 2010 to […]

BOE Regulations 1616

New BOE Regulations Apply Sales and Use Tax Exemptions to Landless Tribes PLEASE POST and/or DISTRIBUTE Recent amendments drafted by the State Board of Equalization (BOE), with comments and feedback from California Indian Legal Services and many tribes throughout the states, will allow federally recognized tribes to enjoy a broader exemption from sales and use […]