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FCNL’s Native American advocacy program offers the support of an enduring ally, pointing to opportunities for investment that the federal government might overlook or underfund, and providing information, where possible, on the continuing struggles of native peoples.

This work takes us into all of the issue areas encountered by any government: land and borders; environment, energy, and natural resources; economic development; care for the safety and well-being of tribal citizens; and investment in the future through health and education.

More on Native American Issues

Update Native American Legislative Update 

During the month of June, we posted several timely articles about the President’s proposed budget, action on appropriations bills, developments on the Bears Ears national monument, and the travels of the health care repeal/reform legislation through Congress. This Legislative Update gathers up those articles and offers a few additional updates.

Update Brief Updates - July 6 

From education and housing assistance, to jobs and water rights, to "Save Oak Flats" and "Safeguard Objects of Traditional Patrimony" -- there's news here.

Update Reforming the Indian Health Service 

The Senate Committee and the House Subcommittee have followed through on their multiple oversight hearings on the Indian Health Service by introducing bills that they hope will fix the problems.

Update Indian Health Care Update 

How the Senate Health Care Bill Would Impact Indian Country

This week, it’s all about health care – repealing the Affordable Care Act and replacing it with... well, something.

Update Future of Bears Ears National Monument? 

“Leave It Just As It Is. You Cannot Improve Upon It.*”

Presidents cannot “un-declare” national monuments that have been acknowledged by their predecessors under the Antiquities Act. But, it turns out, they can change the boundaries and the uses of the protected areas. At President Trump’s behest, Secretary Zinke has set out to do just that.

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