American Indian Religious Freedom Act--Part I, Oversight Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Native American Affairs of the Committee on Natural Resources, House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session, February 23, 1993 [open pdf - 45MB]
This is the February 23, 1993 hearing on "American Indian Religious Freedom Act--Part I," held before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Native American Affairs of the Committee on Natural Resources. From the opening statement of Bill Richardson: "Today we're conducting an oversight hearing on the Effectiveness of the American Indian Religious Freedom Act of 1978. In 1978, Congress enacted the American Indian Religious Freedom Act in an effort to address the problems many Native Americans face in exercising their right to practice their religion. During the debate, Chairman Udall expressed his concern that the Act lacked teeth, and to the chagrin of many Native American religious leaders and practitioners, that quote has been repeated consistently in reference to the Act." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Jerry Flute, Cedric Chavez, Francis B. Brown, John Sun Child, Sr., Al Scott Johnnie, Christopher H. Peters, Nora Garcia, Marshall Plummer, and Kina'u Boyd Kamali'i.
Serial No. 103-7, Part I
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