(1) The purpose of this section is to help further the state's recognition of the
distinct and unique cultural heritage of the American Indians and the state's commitment
to preserving the American Indians' cultural integrity as provided in Article X, section 1(2), of the Montana constitution.
(2) A state agency or a local government may not prohibit an individual from wearing
traditional tribal regalia or objects of cultural significance at a public event.
(3) For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:
(a) “Individual” means a human being regardless of age.
(b) “Local government” has the meaning provided in 2-2-102.
(c) “Public event” means an event held or sponsored by a state agency or a local government, including
but not limited to an award ceremony, a graduation ceremony, or a public meeting.
(d) “State agency” has the meaning provided in 1-2-116.
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