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Eureka Office Highlights

By Denise Bareilles, CILS Eureka office Directing Attorney Here are a few examples of the good work from our Eureka office: CILS gave training “Guardians Ad Litem (GAL) and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) in Tribal Courts” on August 17th, 2021. The training discussed the various ways a Tribal Court may consider setting up a […]

CCC Enrollment and Outreach Campaign

  CCC Enrollment and Outreach Campaign The California Community College Chancellor’s Office is reaching out to California’s American Indian Alaska Native (AIAN) community in the hopes of partnering/collaborating on raising the number of AIAN students enrolling and completing their degrees at community colleges across the state. The Chancellor’s Office will conduct a two-week enrollment marketing […]

California Wildfire Information

The following resources are available for tribal communities impacted by the wildfires. Inter Tribal Long Term Recovery Foundation link     2020 Ca Wildfires Helping Handbook  

CILS Announces Heather Hostler as Next Executive Director

On September 7, 2021, CILS will be welcoming a new Executive Director, Heather Hostler, working in our Sacramento Office. For my part, I will be remaining in our Escondido Office in my new role as CILS Legal Director. While organizational change can be hard and challenging, it can also bring new ideas, energy, and improvements […]

Indian Wills – Planning for the Inevitable

By Mike Godbe, CILS Bishop office Staff Attorney It is often said, “nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Because taxation in Indian Country is often uncertain (e.g., sales and use tax, property tax, etc.), this leaves death as the only certainty for Native Americans. Death: the only certainty! Well, now […]