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Baltimore Yearly Meeting Minute on the Doctrine of Discovery 

Minute on the Doctrine of Discovery passed by Baltimore Yearly Meeting in 2012

Letter Faith Leaders Urge Immediate Action on Top Priorities 

Faith leaders from various traditions sent a letter to Congress on January 18 urging immediate action on must-pass priorities for our nation.

Background Topical Index: Native American Legislative Updates 

115th Congress, First Session

Articles that appeared in the Native American Legislative Updates in 2017 - arranged by topic.

Update 2017 Wrap-Up: Whatever Happened to...? 

The 115th Congress and Native American Policies and Programs

We’ve just been through the opening year for the new administration and the 115th Congress. It was a year that was all about budgets and spending and taxes and health care. You probably noticed.

Update Taxes and Spending and Indian Country 

How Did It All Turn Out?

We waited anxiously for very-last minute-decisions on some key programs, especially the Special Diabetes Program for Indians, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. As it turned out, Congress did provide a temporary extension for these critical programs.

Statement FCNL Opposes Decision to Reduce Bears Ears National Monument 

President Trump’s decision to reduce Bears Ears National Monument disregards Indigenous peoples’ historical connection to the land. The lack of tribal consultation prior to this proclamation is a clear signal that this administration devalues the importance of land to Indigenous traditions and values.

Update An Earth Restored is a Promise Honored 

December was a disappointing month for public lands. Congressional and executive actions over the past few weeks have opened up millions of acres of once-protected land in Utah and Alaska to oil and gas drilling, putting the environment at risk while breaching the trust and endangering the security of thousands of Native Americans.

Update Update: The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 

Senator Murkowski’s bill to allow oil and gas production in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has been attached to the Senate tax reform bill.

Update Native American Legislative Update 

September-October 2017

Since returning from its August recess, Congress has given most of its public attention to the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, providing tax breaks for some of the more fortunate among us, and trying to agree on funding for the government, before it has to shut down.

Update Justice and Violence in Indian Country 

Looking for Answers to Human Trafficking

Nearly 6,000 Native women and girls were reported as "missing" in 2016. Between 2013 and 2016, there were only 14 federal investigations and 2 prosecutions.

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