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§ 4401. —  Findings.



[Laws in effect as of January 24, 2002]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
  January 24, 2002 and December 19, 2002]
[CITE: 20USC4401]

 
                           TITLE 20--EDUCATION
 
CHAPTER 56--AMERICAN INDIAN, ALASKA NATIVE, AND NATIVE HAWAIIAN CULTURE 
                           AND ART DEVELOPMENT
 
Sec. 4401. Findings

    The Congress finds that--
        (1) Indian art and culture and Native Hawaiian art and culture 
    have contributed greatly to the artistic and cultural richness of 
    the Nation;
        (2) Indian art and culture and Native Hawaiian art and culture 
    occupy a unique position in American history as being our only 
    native art form and cultural heritage;
        (3) the enhancement and preservation of this Nation's native art 
    and culture has a fundamental positive influence on the American 
    people;
        (4) although the encouragement and support of Indian and Native 
    Hawaiian arts and crafts are primarily a matter for private, local, 
    and Indian and Native Hawaiian initiative, it is also an appropriate 
    matter of concern to the Federal Government;
        (5) it is appropriate and necessary for the Federal Government 
    to support research and scholarship in Indian art and culture and 
    Native Hawaiian art and culture and to complement programs for the 
    advancement of such art and culture by tribal, private, and public 
    agencies and organizations;
        (6) current Federal initiatives in the area of Indian art and 
    culture and Native Hawaiian art and culture are fragmented and 
    inadequate; and
        (7) in order to coordinate the Federal Government's effort to 
    preserve, support, revitalize, and disseminate Indian art and 
    culture and Native Hawaiian art and culture, it is desirable to 
    establish--
            (A) a national Institute of American Indian and Alaska 
        Native Culture and Arts Development, and
            (B) a program for Native Hawaiian culture and arts 
        development.

(Pub. L. 99-498, title XV, Sec. 1502, Oct. 17, 1986, 100 Stat. 1600.)


                      Short Title of 1994 Amendment

    Pub. L. 103-239, title VII, Sec. 721, May 4, 1994, 108 Stat. 606, 
provided that: ``This title [probably should be ``subtitle'' meaning 
subtitle C [Secs. 721, 722] of title VII of Pub. L. 103-239, amending 
section 4441 of this title] may be cited as the `Alaska Native Culture 
and Arts Development Act'.''


                               Short Title

    Section 1501 of title XV of Pub. L. 99-498 provided that: ``This 
title [enacting this chapter] may be cited as the `American Indian, 
Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Culture and Art Development Act'.''



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