Current News, Events, Updates And Articles

We keep our blog up-to-date with the latest information about our services, special programs, projects, and resources. This includes funding opportunities, legal briefs, and Tribal Alerts that are important for our community. You will also find self-help materials on our blog that provide insights into federal Indian law, its components, and its practical applications.

Frequently Asked Questions

By Kia Murdoch, CILS Sacramento office Staff Attorney I'm Native American, can CILS help me with my legal issue? CILS offers advice and representation in cases that involve issues unique to Native Americans, under either federal Indian law or related state law....

CILS chosen as 2021 Nonprofit of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE California Indian Legal Services was chosen as a 2021 Nonprofit of the Year NONPROFIT HONORED BY SENATOR BRIAN JONES Escondido, CA, June 23, 2021 – California Indian Legal Services (CILS) is proud to announce it has been selected as a 2021...

Happy Pride From California Indian Legal Services!

By Mark Vezzola, CILS Escondido office Directing Attorney CILS wishes everyone a happy and safe Pride month! The month-long collection of events, flag-waving, and parade floats is meant to celebrate and honor who we are and show support for our clients, friends,...

Mythical Indian Benefits

By Denise H. Bareilles, CILS Eureka office Acting Directing Attorney For the last ten years, I have enjoyed working with tribal communities and assisting Native Americans and tribal governments in advancing Indian rights, fostering Indian self-determination, and...

Sacramento CILS Office Highlights

By Jedd Parr, CILS Sacramento office Directing Attorney Here are a few examples of the good work from our Sacramento office: We gave an ICWA training on April 28, 2021, to Butte, Yuba, and Tehama Counties, and several local tribes. About 40 people attended via Zoom....

California Stimulus Check

By Ryan Buuck, LMU Loyola Law School, J.D./M.B.A. Dual Degree Candidate Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a new economic recovery package that will include $12 billion of direct payments to residents of the State of California. These payments will be like the...