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Proposal would repeal US laws that hurt Native Americans


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Leaders of Oklahoma-based Native American tribes are praising a proposal to repeal unenforced federal laws that discriminate against Native Americans.

Legislation sponsored by members of Congress from Oklahoma, Arizona and South Dakota would repeal discriminatory policies toward Native Americans still written in federal law, The Oklahoman reported .

"Though no longer enforced, these laws are a painful reminder of the past suffering and poor treatment experienced by Native Americans," said Oklahoma Republican Rep. Tom Cole, a co-sponsor of the measure and a member of t...

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