Native American Cultural Protection and Free Exercise of Religion Act of 1994: Hearing Before the Committee on Indian Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, Second Session, on S. 2269, to Protect Native American Cultures and to Guarantee the Free Exercise of Religion by Native Americans, July 14, 1994, Washington, DC.
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152. lappuse - States to enlighten the public toward a better understanding of the Indian people, to preserve Indian cultural values, and otherwise promote the welfare of the Indian people, do hereby establish and submit the following resolution; and...
225. lappuse - Under the National Historic Preservation Act, 16 USC SS 470-470W-6, the head of any federal agency having jurisdiction over a proposed federal undertaking, or having authority to license any non-federal undertaking, must take into account the effect that such activity may have on any site that is eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. This includes sites that are "significant in American history, architecture, archaeology, engineering or culture.
210. lappuse - Like the miner's canary, the Indian marks the shifts from fresh air to poison gas in our political atmosphere; and our treatment of Indians, even more than our treatment of other minorities, reflects the rise and fall in our democratic faith.
226. lappuse - SS 470aa-47011. The Act prohibits the disturbance or destruction of archaeological resources, including Native American religious and cultural sites, located on public lands except under a permit issued by the appropriate federal land manager. If issuing a permit, under the act, may harm or destroy any Indian religious or cultural site, the federal land manager must notify and consult with concerned Indian tribes.
204. lappuse - Peyote simply is not a popular drug; its distribution for use in religious rituals has nothing to do with the vast and violent traffic in illegal narcotics that plagues this country. Finally, the State argues that granting an exception for religious peyote use would erode its interest in the uniform, fair, and certain enforcement of its drug laws. The State fears that, if it grants an exemption for religious peyote use, a flood of other claims to religious exemptions will follow.
202. lappuse - Court postulates: today's ruling sacrifices a religion at least as old as the Nation itself, along with the spiritual wellbeing of its approximately 5,000 adherents, so that the Forest Service can build a six-mile segment of road that two lower courts found had only the most marginal and speculative utility, both to the Government itself and to the private lumber interests that might conceivably use it.
187. lappuse - The President shall direct the various Federal Departments, agencies, and other instrumentalities responsible for administering relevant laws to evaluate their policies and procedures in consultation with native traditional religious leaders in order to determine appropriate changes necessary to protect and preserve Native American religious cultural rights and practices...
202. lappuse - This does not and cannot imply that incidental effects of government programs, which may make it more difficult to practice certain religions but which have no tendency to coerce individuals into acting contrary to their religious beliefs, require government to bring forward a compelling justification for its otherwise lawful actions.
227. lappuse - ... of religious or cultural importance, the Federal land manager shall seek to identify all Indian tribes having aboriginal or historic ties to the lands under the Federal land manager's jurisdiction and seek to determine, from the chief executive officer or other designated official of any such tribe, the location and nature of specific sites of religious or cultural importance so that such information may be on file for land management purposes. Information on sites eligible for or included in...
222. lappuse - Indian tribes and to accommodate their religious concerns in every aspect of federal land management. The National Forest Management Act, 16 USC SS 1600-1614 (1982), requires the Forest Service to develop and adopt land and resource management plans for the National Forest system. Among...