- Native Americans
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.
Following Indigenous Peoples' Day on Oct. 14th, we will come together on Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. EDT to discuss the importance of the holiday and highlight FCNL’s history of witness on Native American concerns.
We invite you to join us for an evening of dialogue, education, and advocacy, as our Quaker Change Maker series continues. Attend in-person at FCNL’s Quaker Welcome Center, or join the conversation online via Zoom.
There is no charge to attend, but an RSVP is encouraged for planning purposes. If you sign up to watch from home, we will send instructions for viewing.
Witnessing in Solidarity with the First Americans
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 of the resilient and inventive solutions proposed by tribal governments and Native American organizations.
A focus of our current work is addressing the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls through expanded tribal provisions in the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).