Entries by Nicole Scott

CILS Receives Holiday Donation from the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation

December 9, 2021: By Nicole Scott, Director of Marketing and Development CILS’ Escondido Office Directing Attorney Mark Vezzola and Director of Marketing and Development Nicole Scott attended Sycan’s annual Holiday Gift Giving Ceremony at Sycuan’s Heritage Events Center. Tribal Council Members and top leaders in Sycuan’s Management Team had the opportunity to present a special […]

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 […]