Please join CILA in honoring Ryann Garcia as CILA's 2021 3L Diversity Scholar. Here are a few remarks from Ryann.
"I am honored to be selected as the 2021 California Indian Law Association 3L Diversity Scholarship with California ChangeLawyers. I am a current 3L student at UCLA School of Law specializing in Critical Race Studies and International and Comparative Law. My work and studies focus on Indian Law with an emphasis in Indigenous international human rights, migration, cultural resources protections, and religious freedoms. As I begin the pursuit of my legal career post-graduation, this scholarship will provide me with the ability to join the fight to restore Indigenous histories and greater self-determination. Financial support for public interest students like myself is pivotal in providing the opportunities for advocates to engage in work grounded in social justice. This scholarship allows me to stay committed to this service of advocacy in advancing resources for Indigenous communities to expand tribal rights and interests."