S.517 (101st Congress) provides:
BE IT ENACTED BY THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN CONGRESS ASSEMBLED, that this Act may be cited as the Indian Civil Rights Act Amendments of 1989. Sec. 2. Title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Public Law 90-284, 25 U.S.C. 1301 et seq. ( 1988), commonly called the Indian Civil Rights Act or the Indian Bill of Rights, is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new section: CIVIL ACTIONS
Sec. 204. (a) Compliance With Section 202.--Federal district courts shall have jurisdiction of civil rights action alleging a failure to comply with rights secured by this Act. Sovereign immunity shall not constitute a defense to such an action. (b) Any aggrieved individual, following the exhaustion of such tribal remedies as may be both timely and reasonable under the circumstances, or the Attorney General on behalf of the United States, may initiate an action in Federal district court for declaratory, injunctive or other equitable relief against an Indian tribe, tribal organization, or official thereof, alleging a failure to comply with rights secured by this Act. (c) In any civil action brought by an aggrieved individual, or by the Attorney General, the Federal district court shall adopt the findings of fact
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Publication information: Book title: Law and the Great Plains:Essays on the Legal History of the Heartland. Contributors: John R. Wunder - Editor. Publisher: Greenwood Press. Place of publication: Westport, CT. Publication year: 1996. Page number: 181.
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