AIRFA

AIRFA

Written on 11/03/2020
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On August 11, 1978, Congress passed the American Indian Religious Freedom Act (AIRFA). After noting the U.S. right to freedom of religion and the inconsistent extension  of that right to Native American people, Congress acknowledged its obligation to "protect and preserve for Native Americans their inherent right of freedom to believe, express, and exercise the traditional religions on the Native American Indian, Eskimo, Aleut, and Native Hawaiian, including but not limited to access to sites, use and possession and sacred objects, and the freedom to worship through ceremonial and traditional rites.  



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