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Executive Order 13007 Indian Sacred Sites (1996)

Executive Order 13007 Indian Sacred Sites (1996). Designed to protect and preserve Indian religious practices, this EO directs each federal agency that manages federal lands to “(1) accommodate access to and ceremonial use of Indian sacred sites by Indian religious practitioners and (2) avoid adversely affecting the physical integrity of such sacred sites.” This EO also directs each federal agency to report to the President on “procedures implemented or proposed to facilitate with appropriate Indian tribes and religious leaders.”  Several EM sites and facilities are located on Tribal aboriginal and treaty lands.  Staff at these facilities work with the Tribes to allow Tribal members safe access to DOE sites for Tribal cultural/religious purposes.