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

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).

Press Release Department of Interior disestablishes Mashpee Wampanoag Reservation during global pandemic 

Washington - The Friends Committee on National Legislation denounces the action taken by the Department of the Interior to disestablish the Mashpee Wampanoag reservation on March 27.

Native American Legislaive Update Native American Legislative Update 

March 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 

February 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 

January 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 

December 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 Kerri Colfer (Tlingit).