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      House Committee on Education and the Workforce
      Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education
    IntroducedNovember 19th, 2009

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Native Act to Transform Imagery in Various Environments

Official Title

To authorize the Secretary of Education to make grants to eligible schools to assist such schools to discontinue use of a derogatory or discriminatory name or depiction as a team name, mascot, or nickname, and for other purposes.


Native Act to Transform Imagery in Various Environments - Directs the Secretary of Education to make grants to elementary, secondary, and post-secondary schools to assist them in discontinuing the use of a name or depiction that is derogatory or discriminatory. Requires the Secretary to make subsequent grants to schools that received grants to discontinue objectionable names or depictions and to Indian schools for construction or renovation. Directs the Secretary to establish the Committee on Indian Relations within the Department of Education to: (1) determine which names and depictions are derogatory or discriminatory; (2) identify schools that use derogatory or discriminatory names or descriptions, and inform them of the availability of assistance in discontinuing their use; (3) assist the Secretary in awarding this Act's grants; and (4) provide cultural proficiency training at grantee schools. Lists Indians, Redskins, Braves, and Chiefs as derogatory or discriminatory names or depictions.

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