S. 2674 (109th): Native American Languages Act Amendments Act of 2006

Apr 27, 2006 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Daniel Akaka
Senator from Hawaii
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Last Updated
Apr 27, 2006
31 pages
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Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 27, 2006


This bill was introduced on April 27, 2006, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Apr 27, 2006
Referred to Committee Apr 27, 2006
Full Title

A bill to amend the Native American Languages Act to provide for the support of Native American language survival schools, and for other purposes.


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5 cosponsors (5D) (show)

Senate Indian Affairs

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Native American Languages Amendments Act of 2006 - Amends the Native American Languages Act to authorize the Secretary of Education to provide funds to Native American Language Educational Organizations (Organizations) (or organizations demonstrating potential to become one), Native American Language Colleges, Indian tribal governments, or a consortia of such entities to establish Native American Language Nest programs (site-based education programs conducted through a Native American language) for students under age seven and their families.
Authorizes the Secretary to make grants to or enter into contracts with such entities to operate Native American Language Survival Schools for Native American children and Native American language-speaking children. Permits the use of grant and contract funds to provide full or partial higher education scholarships and fellowships for the professional development of faculty and staff.
Requires the Secretary to make grants or enter into contracts with eligible entities to establish at least four demonstration programs in geographically diverse locations to: (1) provide assistance to schools and nests; and (2) participate in a national study of the linguistic, cultural, and academic effects of schools and nests.
Directs the Secretary to provide nests and schools with alternative methods of achieving national education standards with respect to Native American language education.

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