Native American veterans’ programs
(1) In recognition and honor of the service and sacrifice of Oregon veterans who are Native Americans, the Director of Veterans’ Affairs shall provide aid and assistance to federally recognized Indian tribes in Oregon with regard to:
(a) Programs of service for Native American veterans overseen by the tribes; and
(b) Accreditation of tribal veterans representatives by the Office of General Counsel in the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
(2) Prior to providing aid and assistance under subsection (1) of this section, the director shall ensure that employees, agents and representatives of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs who provide aid and assistance to a tribe consult with appropriate officials and members of the tribe as to the needs of Native American veterans within the tribe, and approach the provision of aid and assistance to the tribe with an understanding of cultural values and practices regarding Native American veterans who are members of the tribe. [2017 c.311 §1]
Note: 406.074 (Native American veterans’ programs) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 406 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
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