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Background Native American Trust Fund: Massive Mismanagement 

Elouise Cobell has posthumously received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her advocacy for Native American self-determination and financial independence. FCNL lobbied Congress to approve the settlement in Cobell's lawsuit against the U.S. government to ensure Native Americans were paid for the income on land held in trust for them.

Nuclear Calendar 

Read a weekly update of national and international events related to nuclear weapons and proliferation issues, which is emailed to more than 14,000 people each week.

Edward F. Snyder Peace Award 

The Edward F. Snyder Award for National Legislative Leadership in Advancing Disarmament and Building Peace is presented annually to an outstanding member of Congress who has displayed leadership in advancing legislative priorities consistent with those advocated by the Friends Committee on National Legislation.

Background The Origins of our Trust Responsibility Towards the Tribes 

The federal government has a general trust responsibility towards the tribes, meaning that it should look out for the welfare of tribal members. The general trust concept has become solidified in law and policy, and has become a keystone of decisions regarding American Indians reflected in congressional policies, executive branch directives and decisions, and judicial opinions.

Our Experts 

FCNL's lobbyists and executives can give interviews for comment or background on a range of peace, justice, and environmental issues.

Work with FCNL Statement of Diversity and Inclusion 

At FCNL, we embrace having a multitude of voices and talents working together to strengthen our impact in the world. In keeping with the Quaker testimony of equality, we strive to be an organization that welcomes, values and respects the different perspectives of every individual.

Peacebuilding 

The international community has a responsibility to protect civilians. Programs that prevent violent conflict, avert mass atrocities, and protect civilians are basic building blocks for lasting peace and security.

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Background Friends in Washington 

Since 1960, Friends in Washington have been forceful advocates for change on major issues. These experienced Friends contribute their expertise and passion to FCNL’s vision of peace and justice by traveling to Washington for short-term service.

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