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Letter Washington Interfaith Staff Coalition's Letter to Support The Survive Act 

The Native American Working Group of the Washington Interfaith Staff Coalition recently lobbied the House Judiciary Committee to support the SURVIVE Act. Here's what the Working Group submitted.

Background Native American Legislative Update 

June, 2018

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).

Press Release Quaker Lobby Applauds Senate for Supporting Native Communities 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Washington, DC (June 18, 2018) – Today, the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) thanked the Senate for supporting the five percent tribal set-aside funds in the Crime Victims Fund for FY 2019. This amounts to around $220 million.

Update On the Road: Visiting Native Communities and Advocates in Alaska 

This past April, Lacina traveled to Alaska to participate in the National Indian Child Welfare Association's annual “Protecting Our Children” conference. As part of this travel, she spent time visiting with community organizations and advocates from across Alaska. Learn more about her time in Alaska.

Action Alert Support a Tribal Set-Aside Of the Crime Victims Fund 

In some rural communities, Native women face a murder rate that is ten times higher than the national average. Despite having crime rates significantly higher than the rest of the country, Native victims in these communities are less likely to receive assistance and services.

Update Honoring Missing and Murdered Native Women at the Quaker Welcome Center 

On Wednesday, May 9th, FCNL hosted a community dialogue on the crisis of violence against Native Women. The event, hosted in FCNL's Quaker Welcome Center was organized to observe the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls (May 5) and to hear from congressional leaders and Native American advocates on policy solutions.

Background Question for Candidates: Engaging Native American Tribes 

Native American tribes have an inherent and constitutional right to govern themselves and their lands, yet Congress often ignores tribal leaders' priorities.

Update FCNL's Lacina Onco Speaking in New Mexico 

March 10-11, 2018

New Mexico supporters of the Friends Committee on National Legislation have a special opportunity to meet Lacina Onco, Congressional Advocate on Native American Policy, on the weekend of March 10-11.

Update The State of Indian Nations is Strong, Resilient, and Everlasting 

President Jefferson Keel of the National Congress of American Indians’ opening remarks of the 2018 State Of Indian Nations reminded the audience of the strength and resilience of Indian Country: “The State of Indian Nations is Strong, Resilient, and Everlasting." He went on to say that Native people were, “here before all others, we are still here, we will ALWAYS be here.”

Update Update on Native American Advocacy 

February 21, 2018 Conference Call

Listen to the recording of moderator Riley Robinson, Legislative Director for Domestic Policy Amelia Kegan and Native American Advocate Lacina Onco as they discuss the current state of legislation affecting Native peoples.

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