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Bishop Office Highlights

By Mike Godbe, CILS Bishop Office Directing Attorney The Bishop office of California Indian Legal Services (CILS) has been busy. For over 35 years, CILS’ Bishop office has been the home of the Eastern Sierra Legal Assistance Program (ESLAP) and the Inyo Mono Senior Legal Program (IMSLP), where we assist seniors (60 +) and low-income […]

New CILS Project: Assisting Native Vets in Upgrading Military Discharge Status

By Jay Petersen, CILS Sacramento Office Senior Staff Attorney CILS Sacramento is launching a new project, The Military Discharge Upgrade Project (MDUP), to help Native veterans with less than honorable military discharge histories improve their discharge classification.  Successful discharge upgrades usually qualify veterans for most or all the benefits otherwise unavailable to them. The MDUP […]

An Overview of Indian Water Rights in California Part 3: Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM)

By Mike Godbe, CILS Bishop Office Directing Attorney This is the third in a three-part series providing an overview of Indian Water Rights in California. This installment focuses on California’s Integrated Regional Water Management grant-funding system. Part 1 on state water rights and part 2 on federal reserved water rights – or Winters rights – […]