Entries by BHdesign15

FTB Tribal Leaders Consultation Report Now Available

On September 18, 2013 the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) held a tribal leaders consultation session. Seven tribes, CILS and two representatives of tribal members’ interests provided comments. The FTB Tribal Consultation Session Report is now posted on the FTB website.

In Memoriam of a CILS Colleague

Charlene “Char” Betsillie March 10, 1945 – August 7, 2014 “During the most difficult times in Indian Country or just the office, Char was always so reassuring that we are fighting the good fight and that we will prevail to make a significant difference for all Native people despite the obstacles in our way. She […]

CILS Board Members and Staff Attend YRTC Groundbreaking Ceremony

CILS Board Chair Rachel Joseph and Vice-Chair Mark Romero (Chairman of the Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians), participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Youth Regional Treatment Center (YRTC) in Hemet, California, on July 31, 2014. Mark Vezzola, Directing Attorney of CILS’ Escondido office, also attended the event. The ceremony marked the culmination […]

Correction to Notice of Upcoming Hearing on ICWA Case

California Indian Legal Services would like to make the following correction to the previous posting regarding the July 8, 2014 hearing before the Second District of the California Court of Appeal in the In the Matter of A.P.. The placement of A.P. ordered by the lower court was with A.P.’s non-Indian extended family member. We […]

Important Hearing on Indian Child Welfare Case

On July 8, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. the Second District of the California Court of Appeal will hear oral argument In the Matter of A.P., a dependency case involving a child who is a member of the Choctaw Nation. The narrow issue before the court is whether the lower court erred in following the placement […]