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S.J.Res. 41 (108th): A joint resolution commemorating the opening of the National Museum of the American Indian.


The text of the resolution below is as of Jul 7, 2004 (Introduced).


SJ 41 IS

108th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. J. RES. 41

Commemorating the opening of the National Museum of the American Indian.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 7, 2004

Mr. CAMPBELL (for himself, Mr. INOUYE, Ms. CANTWELL, Mr. DASCHLE, Ms. MURKOWSKI, Mrs. CLINTON, Mr. LIEBERMAN, Mr. AKAKA, Ms. STABENOW, Mr. WYDEN, Ms. MIKULSKI, Mr. INHOFE, Mr. LAUTENBERG, Mr. BINGAMAN, Mrs. BOXER, Mr. DODD, Mr. SMITH, Mr. DOMENICI, Mr. JOHNSON, Mrs. MURRAY, Mr. SCHUMER, Mr. FITZGERALD, Mr. MCCAIN, Mr. CONRAD, Mr. LEAHY, Mr. CHAFEE, Mr. THOMAS, Mr. BURNS, Mrs. DOLE, Mr. NELSON of Nebraska, Mr. HATCH, and Mr. BROWNBACK) introduced the following joint resolution; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs


JOINT RESOLUTION

Commemorating the opening of the National Museum of the American Indian.

Whereas the National Museum of the American Indian Act (20 U.S.C. 808 et seq.) established within the Smithsonian Institution the National Museum of the American Indian, and authorized the construction of a facility to house the National Museum of the American Indian on the National Mall in the District of Columbia;

Whereas the National Museum of the American Indian officially opens on September 21, 2004; and

Whereas the National Museum of the American Indian will be the only national museum devoted exclusively to the history and art of cultures indigenous to the Americas, and will give all Americans the opportunity to learn of the cultural legacy, historic grandeur, and contemporary culture of Native Americans: Now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN.

    Congress--

      (1) recognizes the important and unique contribution of Native Americans to the cultural legacy of the United States, both in the past and currently;

      (2) honors the cultural achievements of all Native Americans;

      (3) celebrates the official opening of the National Museum of the American Indian; and

      (4) encourages all Americans to take advantage of the resources of the National Museum of the American Indian to learn about the history and culture of Native Americans.