Essay Practice Mainstream Religions On U.s.

898 Words Jun 24th, 2016 4 Pages
To practice mainstream religions on U.S. soil has become such a second nature due to the inherent right of the First Amendment that those who practice or benefit from it fail to see its privilege because not everyone since 1776 has been able use that right. This form of self-determination, depending on the individual, has been used as a means of relaxation, communica-tion, and even escape. For the Native American community, “ The Indian Religion has no name because it 's part of all Indian life…Everything natural comes from God and is made by Him. God is in you and part of you. The Bible and our own religion are closely related. The only dif-ference is that we practice and live ours every day.- Ernie Peters,Dakota” ( Native American Rights Fund. 1979. Announcements. http://www.narf.org/nill/documents/nlr/nlr5-1.pdf) An attempt with accordance to the First Amendment, the U.S. made a policy on July 18, 1978, in which years later the Native American community saw that it was rather more of a joint resolution, to protect and preserve for American Indians their inherent right of freedom to be-lieve, express, and exercise the traditional religions of the American Indian, Eskimo, Aleut, and Native Hawaiians, including but not limited to access to sites, use and possession of sacred ob-jects, and the freedom to worship through ceremonials and traditional rites. This occurred in two components: consultation with American Indian, Hawaiian and Alaskan groups and organization and…

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