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Our Work

Since 1976, FCNL’s Native American advocacy program has worked to restore and improve U.S. relations with Native nations so that our country honors the promises made in hundreds of treaties with these groups. FCNL provides information to Congressional offices and to national faith groups about the continuing struggles of Native people and advocates in support the resilient and inventive solutions proposed by tribal governments and Native American organizations.

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

Action Alert Tell Your Senators: Protect the Safety of Native American Women 

Right now, the Senate Judiciary Committee is negotiating their version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization. This is a critical hurdle since the House passed its version (H.R. 1585) a few months ago.

Event Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day: The Long Arc of FCNL Advocacy 

Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m. EDT | Quaker Welcome Center or Online

Columbus Day overlooks a painful colonial history and minimizes the important contributions made by Indigenous peoples throughout this continent’s history. That’s why FCNL has chosen to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead.

Background Native American Legislative Update 

September 2019

Welcome to FCNL's Native American Legislative Update! The NALU is a monthly newsletter about FCNL's Native American policy advocacy and ways for you to engage your members of Congress. FCNL's Congressional Advocates for Native American policy are Lacina Tangnaqudo Onco (Shinnecock/Kiowa) and Kerri Colfer (Tlingit).

Background Native American Legislative Update 

August 2019

Welcome to FCNL's Native American Legislative Update! The NALU is a monthly newsletter about FCNL's Native American policy advocacy and ways for you to engage your members of Congress. FCNL's Congressional Advocate for Native American policy is Lacina Tangnaqudo Onco (Shinnecock/Kiowa).

Update Drilling Sacred Lands: A Monumental Disgrace 

Two national monuments are facing potential pollution, contamination, and desecration. When the administration revoked the protected status of Bears Ears Monument and Chaco Canyon, it opened the land to drilling and mining putting the environment at risk while breaching the trust and sovereignty of tribal nations.

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