The 103d Congress is considering comprehensive legislation to protect the religious freedom rights of Native Americans.’ This landmark legislation is actively supported by a broad coalition of Indian tribes and organizations, environmental groups, and religious and human rights organizations. This Article will explain the cultural and legal concerns that have given rise to this effort and that demonstrate the critical need for enactment of the Native American Free Exercise of Religion Act (NAFERA). This Article will also analyze the constitutionality of the legislation in its current proposed form.
Examining whether denying unemployment benefits when termination of employment was for religious reasons violates free exercise of religion
Discussion of Native American land, culture and treaties.
Voting rights advocates should explore section 11(b) of the Voting Rights Act as a vehicle to combat voter intimidation.
Mandatory arbitration for guestworkers, a uniquely vulnerable group, will result in class inequality and worse conditions for all workers.