42 U.S.C. § 1996 - Protection and preservation of traditional religions of Native Americans

Cite as42 U.S.C. § 1996
CurrencyCurrent through P.L. 116-259 (12/23/2020)

On and after August 11, 1978, it shall be the policy of the United States to protect and preserve for American Indians their inherent right of freedom to believe, express, and exercise the traditional religions of the American Indian, Eskimo, Aleut, and Native Hawaiians, including but not limited to access to sites, use and possession of sacred objects, and the freedom to worship through ceremonials and traditional rites.

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