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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 Extreme Risk Protection Orders: Comparing Legislation in the 116th Congress 

Extreme risk protection orders (ERPOs) are designed to help keep guns out of the hands of people who are a threat to themselves or others. ERPOs allow families, household members, and law enforcement officers to petition courts to temporarily restrict an individual’s access to guns if the person is considered to be a threat.

Legislative Ask Support the Global Fragility Act  


The world is experiencing a 25-year peak in violence, resulting in the forced displacement of millions, and generating 80 percent of humanitarian need. The United States must act to peacefully reduce and prevent violent conflict.

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).

Update Senate Forms Bipartisan Climate Caucus 

On Oct. 23, Sens. Christopher Coons (DE) and Mike Braun (IN) formed a bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus in the Senate. This caucus compliments the House Climate Solutions Caucus, first formed in 2016.

Update Young Fellows are hitting the road for Spring Lobby Weekend 2020!  

FCNL’s young fellows are traveling around the country and inviting young adults to join our network. We’re excited to be visiting 20 colleges and universities this October!

Update How to Really End Endless War 

If we were to take President Trump by his word alone, it might seem that we have an ally in the White House in our mission to end endless war.

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