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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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July 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).

Legislative Ask Renew the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) 

H.R. 2680

Native Americans face the highest rates of diabetes among all U.S. racial and ethnic groups. To address this epidemic, Congress introduced and authorized the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) in 1997.

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June 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).

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April 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 Victory: The Violence Against Women Act Passes House with Tribal Provisions 

On April 4, the House passed H.R. 1585, a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). This is a significant win, especially for Native American women!

Action Alert Congress must address the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women 

We need your help! The House will vote tomorrow to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (H.R. 1585) or VAWA. Not only does this bill secure vital funding for victim services, it also expands tribal jurisdiction to prosecute non-Native American perpetrators of violence.

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March 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).

Letter Statement to the House Judiciary Committee Pertaining to H.R. 1585, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019." 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation urges members of the House Judiciary Committee to support the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 (H.R. 1585) and its effortsto address violence against Native women.

Update Violence Against Women Act Passes Out of House Judiciary Committee 

Great news! On Wednesday, March 13, the House Judiciary Committee passed H.R. 1585, a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). It now heads to the House floor for a full vote.

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