Upcoming training: January 31, 2014 from 8:30am – 4:00pm at the Catamaran Hotel, San Diego, CA
The Tribal Law and Policy Institute and California Indian Legal Services are hosting this one-day training with presentations by representatives from the White Earth Nation. This training will focus on the provisions of the Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) that allow tribes, under Public Law 280 jurisdiction, to request the federal government re-assume certain criminal jurisdiction on the tribe’s reservation. The morning session will include information on Public Law 280 and the TLOA followed by an afternoon presentation by tribal representatives from the White Earth Nation, the only tribe whose request has been granted for federal re-assumption of jurisdiction under Section 221 of the TLOA. This training is for tribes that may be interested in submitting a formal request for re-assumption to the Office of Tribal Justice or are interested in learning more about the re-assumption process.
Happy 2014! With the new year come questions about medical coverage laws and requirements. For more information please view our new Health Web Links page or skip to the California Rural Indian Health Board's Covered California Native American page. Looking for health insurance applications? Click on subsidized or unsubsidized OR exemption information and exemption application paper applications. Click on the links or view all through our Health Web Links page.
As another year comes to a close and you reflect upon the events of 2013, we hope you will help promote the mission of CILS and make a donation online through Just Give or using our mail in Contribution Form. CILS is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization and donations to CILS are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. Every donation is valued and appreciated.
California Indian Legal Services (CILS) would like to thank all those who attended and contributed to the “Tribal and State Justice Summit” held at the Rincon Harrah’s Casino and Resort on November 18 and 19.
CILS sponsored the Summit in conjunction with the California Attorney General’s Office, the California State Sheriff’s Association and the California Tribal Police Chiefs Association. Attendees included tribal leaders and members, sheriffs from six counties, including San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore, Tribal police chiefs from ten tribal law enforcement departments, the Assistant U.S. Attorney’s Tribal Liaison for the Southern District of California, San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis; a Special Agent from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Service; and other honored guests and speakers.