Entries by Nicole Scott

CILS Receives $25,000 Donation from the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians

By Nicole Scott, Director of Marketing and Development CILS’ Executive Director Heather Hostler, Legal Director Dorothy Alther, and Director of Marketing and Development Nicole Scott attended the awards ceremony at Rincon’s government building.     “We are elated to be selected to receive such a generous donation from the Rincon Tribal Leadership and Giving Committee […]

CILS Board and Staff Retreat

California Indian Legal Services held our Board and Staff Retreat at the new Sycuan Casino Resort on December 6th and 7th. It was a fantastic weekend of strategic planning for CILS with the Board and Staff. Looking at what the next five years of Federal Indian Law will bring and reflecting on all the excellent […]

CPUC Adopts New Tribal Land Transfer Policy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Terrie Prosper, 415.703.1366, news@cpuc.ca.gov   SAN FRANCISCO, December 5, 2019 – The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today adopted a new policy that prioritizes land transfers from investor-owned utilities to Native American Tribes with a historical interest in the land. Today’s decision provides Native American Tribes an opportunity to regain […]

CILS is Pleased to Announce the Recent Hire of Debra Avenmarg

Debra Avenmarg joins CILS as a Staff Attorney in the Eureka office. Debra will assist the tribes, Indian organizations, and native populations in Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, Siskiyou, and Trinity. Debra received her J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law in 2010 and received a B.S. in Business and B.A. in Economics from Humboldt […]