A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest
FCNL’s Native American advocacy program offers the support of an enduring ally, illuminating opportunities for investment that the federal government might overlook or underfund, and providing information, where possible, on the continuing struggles of native peoples.
This work takes us into all of the issue areas encountered by any government: land and borders; environment, energy, and natural resources; economic development; care for the safety and well-being of tribal citizens; and investment in the future through health and education.
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Faith groups welcome new Indian Child Welfare regulations that honor families and communities, and put a high priority on keeping families together.
See joint statement here.
Faith groups joined together to support increased funding, especially for Indian school reconstruction, Indian Health facilities, and community "Healing to Wellness" programs in tribal courts.
Read about legislation in the 114th Congress that affect Native Americans. Updated monthly.
The President of the National Congress of American Indians delivers his "State of Indian Nations" address, describing high priority issues for Indian nations in 2016.
The roots of federal policy toward native peoples are older than the nation itself. To move forward, these roots must be acknowledged and left behind.
Native Americans are disproportionately represented in federal courts and federal prisons. Reforms in sentencing laws could benefit Indian Country.
Throughout the west, mines that were worked and abandoned long before environmental and safety regulations were heard of, pose dangers of toxic leakage and collapse. Here's one such story.
FCNL Statement of Legislative Policy
"Federal policies and laws must conform to the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and recognize that Native Americans, Native Hawaiians and Alaska Natives retain aboriginal rights. Treaties and trust agreements contain solemn and binding promises that must be honored. Tribal police and courts should have primary authority over all criminal activity on reservation lands."