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Reported to Senate amended (03/21/1978)

(Reported to Senate from the Select Committee on Indian Affairs with amendment, S. Rept. 95-709)

States that it shall be the policy of the United States to protect and preserve for Native Americans their inherent right of freedom to believe, express, and exercise their traditional religions. Requires the President to direct the various Federal departments, agencies, and other instrumentalities whose duties impact on the religious practices of Native Americans to evaluate their policies and procedures in consultation with Native religious leaders in order to determine and implement the changes necessary to protect and preserve Native American religious cultural rights and practices. 7/18/78 hfac080 Measure passed House, amended, in lieu of H. J. Res. 738

Declares that it shall be the policy of the United States to protect and preserve the traditional religions of American Indians.

Requires the President to direct the Federal departments and agencies to evaluate their policies and procedures in consultation with native traditional religious leaders to determine appropriate changes necessary to protect Native American religious cultural rights and practices.