Bill Sponsor
Senate Bill 1723
118th Congress(2023-2024)
Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies Act of 2023
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Introduced in Senate on May 18, 2023
Overview
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May 18, 2023
Latest Action
Jul 8, 2024
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Bill Number
1723
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118
Policy Area
Native Americans
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Primary focus of measure is matters affecting Native Americans, including Alaska Natives and Hawaiians, in a variety of domestic policy settings. This includes claims, intergovernmental relations, and Indian lands and resources.
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Summary

Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies Act

This bill establishes the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies in the United States and sets forth its powers, duties, and membership.

Among other duties, the commission must investigate the impacts and ongoing effects of the Indian Boarding School Policies (federal policies under which American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian children were forcibly removed from their family homes and placed in boarding schools).

Further, the commission must develop recommendations on ways to (1) protect unmarked graves and accompanying land protections; (2) support repatriation and identify the tribal nations from which children were taken; and (3) discontinue the removal of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian children from their families and tribal communities by state social service departments, foster care agencies, and adoption agencies.

Text (2)
Actions (5)
07/08/2024
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 432.
07/08/2024
Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported by Senator Schatz with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 118-187.
06/07/2023
Committee on Indian Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
05/18/2023
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.
05/18/2023
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Record Updated
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