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Background 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).

Update Administration Moves to Address Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women - Congress Must Act 

FCNL Welcomes President Donald Trump’s decision to establish a federal task force to address the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women. However, the taskforce alone is not enough.

Letter FCNL Endorses the Remove the Stain Act 

FCNL wrote a letter to Sens. Elizabeth Warren (MA) and Jeff Merkley (OR) on Nov. 21 thanking them for their introduction of the Remove the Stain Act. The bill, first introduced in the House in June, would revoke the Medal of Honor from soldiers who participated in the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre, in which hundreds of Lakota people were murdered on the Pine Ridge Reservation. FCNL is proud to endorse this legislation.

Background Native American Legislative Update 

November 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).

Update No Such Thing as One Native Voice 

We asked Kerri Colfer, our new congressional advocate in the Native American advocacy program, about her background, her motivations, and how FCNL can improve going forward.

Update Making Native Voices Heard in Congress 

Working as the Congressional Advocate on Native American Policy has been an amazing opportunity. My two years with FCNL allowed me to truly understand the issues we are working on. There are only a handful of fellowships in tribal policy. The fact that this fellowship is hosted by a faith-based advocacy organization makes it truly unique.

Background Working with Native Americans to Bend the Arc of History to Justice 

FCNL’s work on Native American started soon after it established an office on Capitol Hill. The stories that arise from the decades of the work behind us are not just our stories—they are still connected to the lives of many of our relatives.

Update Naming the Truths 

A Quaker Reflection

Sometimes we are touched by Spirit in ways that are both tender and forceful, and we simply can’t turn away. Often, these spiritual openings come in places and times that we don’t expect.

Background Advocating with and for Native Americans 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) is one of a few faith-based groups that lobbies with and for Native Americans on issues affecting their communities. Through the years, FCNL has developed a credibility that enables it to provide Congress with unbiased insight and information about the issues that affect indigenous peoples in the United States.

Background Native American Legislative Update 

October 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 Advocates for Native American policy are Lacina Tangnaqudo Onco (Shinnecock/Kiowa) and Kerri Colfer (Tlingit).

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