Kerri Colfer

Congressional Advocate, Native American Advocacy Program


Kerri Colfer

Kerri manages the Native American Advocacy Program, lobbying on legislation that affects Native communities.

Kerri holds a B.A. in English literature from Brown University and a J.D. from Temple University. Prior to working with FCNL, Kerri worked in the Temple Legal Aid Office in Philadelphia, helping clients in both disability and family law matters.

Kerri is a member of the Tlingit tribe of Southeast Alaska.

Articles by Kerri Colfer

FCNL in the News Missing and murdered: America’s forgotten native girls 

Native American women are trafficked, murdered and raped at five to ten times the national rate of other American women. FCNL's lead lobbyist for Native American policy was interviewed for this in-depth documentary by the BBC.

Native American Legislaive Update October 2020: Native American Legislative Update 

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 Kerri Colfer (Tlingit).

Update Help Recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month This October  

American Indians and Alaska Natives face some of the highest rates of domestic violence and often go without supportive services for safety, justice, and healing. As we observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month, FCNL is joining the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, survivors of violence, Tribal governments and communities, programs, and advocates in raising awareness of this critical issue impacting Native communities across the country.

Native American Legislaive Update September 2020: Native American Legislative Update 

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 Kerri Colfer (Tlingit).

Native American Legislaive Update Native American Legislative Update 

August 2020

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 Kerri Colfer (Tlingit).

Native American Legislaive Update Native American Legislative Update 

July 2020

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 Kerri Colfer (Tlingit).

Native American Legislaive Update Native American Legislative Update 

June 2020

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 Kerri Colfer (Tlingit).

Native American Legislaive Update Native American Legislative Update 

May 2020

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 Kerri Colfer (Tlingit).

Coronavirus — and red tape — are costing lives in Indian Country 

The coronavirus pandemic has upended the daily lives of most Americans in ways we have never imagined. For Indian Country, this crisis has shined a bright light on problems that have long existed – problems that not only make American Indian and Alaska Native communities particularly vulnerable to a health crisis of this scale, but are as old as the United States itself.

Native American Legislaive Update Native American Legislative Update 

April 2020

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 Kerri Colfer (Tlingit).