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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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Legislative Update Archive

Native American Legislative Update: May 2016

See legislative updates on Indian schools, education, health, housing, and justice issues.

Native American Legislative Update: April 2016

See the April Legislative Update with news about Healing to Wellness Courts, education proposals, funding to replace BIE schools, a salute to Chief Joe Medicine Crow, and more.

Native American Legislative Update: March 2016

See the Legislative Update on the budget prospects for Indian Country, Indian Health Service, the Tribal Law & Order Act, and a few updates on stories we've been following.

Native American Legislative Update: February 2016

See the Legislative Update on the state of Indian Nations, a new bill for education, the impact of the sentencing bill on Native incarceration, and a update on sacred sites.

Native American Legislative Update: December 2015/January 2016

See the Legislative Update on the federal education bill, the tribal law and order act, and news items related to Indian Country.

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."

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Ruth Flower leads our Native American advocacy program.

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