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AMERICAN INDIAN RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ACT: A LEGISLATIVE HISTORY OF PUBLIC LAW NO. 95-341

Manz, William H.


Item #: 72398
Published: Getzville; Katie Haymes; 2012.

Subjects: CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, LEGISLATIVE HISTORY, NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN LAW

Contents

The Act declared that it is to be "the policy of the UnitedStates to protect and preserve for American Indians theirinherent right of freedom to believe, express and exercisethe traditional religions of the American Indian, Eskimo,Aleut and Native Hawaiians." It declared that the variousfederal agencies were "to evaluate their policies andprocedures in consultation with Native traditional religiousleaders in order to determine appropriate changes necessaryto protect and preserve Native American religious culturalrights and practices." The major criticism of the Act wasthat it provided no means of enforcement. This compilationincludes the text of the Act, related bills, relevantreports and hearings, House and Senate debates, andpresidential remarks.

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