Here's a look at 11 outdated, 'offensive' laws targeting Native Americans that are going away
South Dakota congressional delegations worked for years to rid centuries-old statutes 'from an ugly part of our nation's history'
During U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds’ first term on Capitol Hill, he set out to scrub from the federal law books archaic, antiquated and discriminatory laws that treated Native Americans differently than other Americans.
And seven years later, the Repealing Existing Substandard Provisions Encouraging Conciliation with Tribes (RESPECT) Act is crossing the finish line.
After passing through the Senate last year, the U.S. House of Representatives this week followed suit and sent the legislation to the desk of President Joe Biden.
“This is just one attempt to acknowledge that (these laws) were wrong and we're starting by repealing them,” Rounds told The Dakota Scout.
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