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.
We’re using the hashtag #FriendsLobby to share our advocacy, celebrate our victories, and connect with others who are working together toward the world we seek.
At the FCNL we are joined in our efforts to create a more just, peaceful, and equitable world by Quakers and friends around the globe who believe that change is possible. Together, we’re impacting policy and the political process through education, advocacy, and engagement with others.
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).
FCNL joined 430 human rights, civil rights, faith, and professional organizations, leaders, and scholars in an open letter expressing deep concern about the State Department's recently announced Commission on Unalienable Rights. The signers object to the Commission’s stated purpose, which they believe is harmful to the global effort to protect the rights of all people.
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.
Congress is in the middle of an intense debate about the federal budget and how much money to spend on the programs our communities rely on—including those that support our most vulnerable neighbors. If Congress fails to act, critical human needs programs could see a $55 billion cut for the coming fiscal year, which begins October 1.
Who do we want to be as a country? This is a question that came up a lot this week. Will we turn our backs on the stranger in need, degrade fellow Americans based on their ethnicity or race, and close our gates to those fleeing persecution?