The Mono Lake Tribe’s recognition has been one of the longest-lasting cases at CILS. In response to the recognition bill, Dorothy Alther, CILS Executive Director and lead legal counsel for the Tribe said, “I cannot fully express my gratitude to Representative Cook for introducing the Mono Lake Tribe’s recognition bill. I have had the privilege of working with the Tribe over a decade and find no tribe more worthy of federal recognition. While we are excited, we also acknowledge the legislative process can be long and arduous, but the Tribe and CILS are dedicated to seeing the process through. Thank you again, Representative Cook.”

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