S.792 - Native American Culture and Art Development Act97th Congress (1981-1982)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Melcher, John [D-MT] (Introduced 03/24/1981)|
|Committees:||Senate - Indian Affairs | House - Education and Labor; Interior and Insular Affairs|
|Committee Reports:||S.Rept 97-376 Part 1|
|Latest Action:||05/28/1982 Referred to Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education.|
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Summary: S.792 — 97th Congress (1981-1982)All Bill Information (Except Text)
(Measure passed Senate, amended)
Passed Senate amended (05/10/1982)
Native American Culture and Art Development Act - Establishes the Institute of Native American Culture and Arts Development under the direction and control of a Board of Trustees. Sets forth the composition and terms of membership of the Board. Requires that the first Chairman of the Board be appointed by the President, and that subsequent Chairmen be elected by the trustees. Directs the Board to appoint a President to carry out the policies and functions of such Institute. Sets forth the powers of the Board.
Authorizes the Board to establish within the Institute: (1) a Center for Culture and Art Studies to include Departments of Arts and Sciences, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Language, and Literature; (2) a Center for Native American Scholars to include research and fellowship programs and publications; (3) a Center for Cultural Exchange to include an inter-Native American program, marketing and promotion of Native American crafts, promotion of Native American art, exhibits and shows; (4) a Museum of Native American Arts to include the acquisition of Native American art and the curation and exhibition of Native American art; and (5) other related centers or programs.
Transfers to the Institute the functions of the Institute of American Indian Arts and the Indian Arts and Crafts Board. Makes the laws applicable to such entities applicable to the Institute.
Directs the President of the Institute to: (1) submit an annual report to the Congress and the Board concerning the administration of the Institute; and (2) establish an Advisory Committee consisting of Institute students and their parents to make recommendations to the Board.
Directs the Board, after a period of consultation with Indian tribes and organizations of Native Americans, to designate an existing facility owned by the United States as the headquarters of the Institute, with the approval of the head of the Department or Agency having jurisdiction over such facility. Authorizes such official to transfer such facility to the Institute.
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1983 and thereafter.