ERIC Number: ED348186
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Sep-28
Reference Count: N/A
Establishing as the Policy of the United States the Preservation, Protection, and Promotion of the Rights of Indigenous Americans To Use, Practice and Develop Native American Languages, and for Other Purposes. Report To Accompany S.J. Res. 379 from the Select Committee on Indian Affairs. United States Senate, 100th Congress, 2d Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs.
This report was submitted in support of a joint resolution (S.J. Res. 379) to establish as the policy of the United States the preservation, protection, and promotion of the right of indigenous Americans to practice and develop their indigenous languages. Traditional languages are an integral part of Native American culture, heritage, and identity; history, religion, literature, and traditional values are all transmitted through language. A clear statement of federal policy is mandatory to protect and encourage diverse cultural practices. This resolution recommends that educational institutions recognize indigenous languages in the same way that foreign languages are recognized, including the inclusion of such languages in academic curricula. A brief legislative history section notes that S.J. Res. 379 was introduced on September 15, 1988 and referred to the Select Committee on Indian Affairs who recommended passage by the Senate. The Congressional Budget Office indicated there would be no increase in direct federal, state, or local government costs as a result of passage of this bill. It was also deemed that this resolution would have a minimal impact on regulatory paperwork requirements. (LP)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs.