By Nicole Scott, Director of Marketing and Development

CILS’ Executive Director Heather Hostler, Legal Director Dorothy Alther, and Director of Marketing and Development Nicole Scott attended the awards ceremony at Rincon’s government building.

Pictured from left to right: Rincon’s Donations Committee Members Roslyn Spencer, Treasurer Ed Mazzetti, Donations Chairperson Stephanie Martinez, Donations Committee Member Joseph Constantino, CILS Director of Marketing and Development Nicole Scott, CILS Legal Director Dorothy Alther, CILS Executive Director Heather Hostler, Councilmember John Constantino, Chairman Bo Mazzetti, and Donations Committee Secretary Liz Rogers.



“We are elated to be selected to receive such a generous donation from the Rincon Tribal Leadership and Giving Committee and their meaningful partnership.,” said Heather Hostler, Executive Director. “Because of these funds and other tribal donations, CILS we can focus on the good work that CILS has been doing since 1967 and launch into a new vision to continue to benefit tribal communities. ”

Rincon Chairman Bo Mazzetti stated, “All of our tribes in California have come a long way since the founding of the California Indian Services in 1967. All along the way, we have been met with challenges to our Sovereign rights to control our own destiny! When these challenges faced us over the years, who could and who did we turn to for help? California Indian Legal Services! Let’s not forget what CILS has and is doing for us today. Let’s say thank you and continue to support their important work.”

“CILS appreciates the continual financial support that the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians provided us and also the acknowledgment by the Tribe of the important past and current legal work CILS has and does do throughout Indian Country,” said Dorothy Alther, Legal Director. “With the Tribe’s funding, we can reach more and provide greater services to low-income Native Americans and CA tribes. Thank you, Rincon Tribe.”

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