Native Americans

Witnessing in Solidarity with the First Americans

Native Americans

Sign up for monthly legislative updates on policies and politics affecting Indian Country.

Sign up 
Our Work

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 Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children 

The “Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children” bill, S. 246, was signed into law by President Obama in October.

Update Dakota Pipeline Protest 

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, joined by the Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota peoples and an impressive number of friends and supporters, has launched a strong non-violent protest against the building of an oil pipeline across their ancestral lands. The project, known as the Dakota Access Pipeline, would cross under the Missouri River just upstream from the northern boundary of the tribe’s reservation lands.

Action Alert What Can You Do on Native American Issues? 

There are Indian policy issues flying every which way in Congress right now, but there are a small handful that could use your help. Here are some to choose from:

Update Actions in Committee on Native American Issues 

Cleaning up obsolete laws, bringing land into trust, Utah Public Lands Initiative, federal tribal recognition, and Columbia River fishing rights.

Update The President's Report on Tribal Nations 

The eighth Tribal Nations Conference hosted by President Obama will convene on September 26.

Get Action Alerts

Stay connected with our work.

Related Issues

Economic Justice

All people should have adequate resources to maintain health, dignity and economic security.

Environment & Energy

We must make choices that protect, sustain and regenerate the earth’s ecosystems.

Immigrants & Refugees

The U.S. derives much of its character from the many peoples who have built it.