CILS Brackeen News Flash

On April 6, 2021, an en banc panel of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal decided Brackeen v. Haaland, a case challenging the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). Read the full decision here. The good news is (1) this decision does not apply in...

Indian Allotments and Co-Ownership

By Jedd Parr, CILS Sacramento office Directing Attorney Spread across the state of California are hundreds of Indian “allotments.” These are parcels of land issued to individual Indians by the federal government.  The federal government holds legal title to the land...