Message from the Executive Director Devon L. Lomayesva, Executive Director With the arrival of 2012, CILS prepares to celebrate our 45th anniversary of service to the California Indian community. With planning well under way, CILS is developing a 45th Anniversary Gala to commemorate the breadth and impact of our services to thousands of California natives […]
CILS Board of Trustees 2012 The new year begins with a new CILS Board Chair. Rachel A. Joseph, was seated as the Chair on September 3, 2011. Ms. Joseph is an enrolled member of the Lone Pine Paiute Shoshone Tribe and served as the Tribe’s Chairwoman and Vice-Chairwoman. Rachel is a retired lobbyist of the […]
How is the Indian Child Welfare Act doing? CILS Board member and law professor Cheyanna L. Jaffke examines ICWA’s present-day struggles with the doctrine known as the Existing Indian Family. The abstract to her article entitled, “Judicial Indifference: How Does the ‘Existing Indian Family’ Exception to the Indian Child Welfare Act Continue to Endure in the […]
CILS wishes everyone a happy & safe 2012!
Info for those with foreclosure issues Foreclosures continue to affect large populations. The links below direct you to websites where you will find a variety of foreclosure-related information and services. Most services and resources are free. http://www.keepyourhomecalifornia.org/ CalHFA Mortgage Assistance Corporation maintains a “Keep Your Home California” Program to assist low and modest-income familes […]
What Should I Do if I Find Native American Human Remains, Artifacts, or Other Cultural Resources on My Private Property? (basic information for private landowners regarding their duties when locating Native American artifacts or human remains upon their property.) This guide explains defines cultural resources and provides a summary of the law for landowners who find […]