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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

Event FCNL's Lacina Onco Speaking in New Mexico 

March 10-11, 2018

New Mexico supporters of the Friends Committee on National Legislation have a special opportunity to meet Lacina Onco, Congressional Advocate on Native American Policy, on the weekend of March 10-11.

Update The State of Indian Nations is Strong, Resilient, and Everlasting 

President Jefferson Keel of the National Congress of American Indians’ opening remarks of the 2018 State Of Indian Nations reminded the audience of the strength and resilience of Indian Country: “The State of Indian Nations is Strong, Resilient, and Everlasting." He went on to say that Native people were, “here before all others, we are still here, we will ALWAYS be here.”

Update Update on Native American Advocacy 

February 21, 2018 Conference Call

Listen to the recording of moderator Riley Robinson, Legislative Director for Domestic Policy Amelia Kegan and Native American Advocate Lacina Onco as they discuss the current state of legislation affecting Native peoples.

Update Special Diabetes Program for Indians 

Diabetes affects Native Americans at a higher rate than any other U.S. racial or ethnic group. In recent years, the disease has begun to afflict Native children, as well as adults.

Background A Partner with Native Peoples 

In the 1970s, Nebraska Yearly meeting donated the annual proceeds of a cornfield to launch FCNL’s Native American advocacy program. This (literal) seed money enabled FCNL to create a persistent advocacy effort, building on a long history of concern for Native American affairs.

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