Oglala student can't wear traditional dress at graduation

A public school in South Dakota won't let a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe wear traditional clothing during graduation ceremonies.

Aloysius Dreaming Bear, 19, wants to wear a ribbon shirt with beaded cuffs and armbands, beaded moccasins, a medallion, an eagle fan, a feather and a beaded medicine bag when he receive his diploma next month. But Oelrichs High School says he has to wear his cap and gown.

"I want to honor my culture, my people," Loneman told The Sioux Falls Argus Leader. "It's my graduation. How would this be bad?"

The school district says it respects Indian culture. Indian students participate in a separate eagle feather ceremony and can wear feathers in their hair.

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Student wants to honor culture at graduation, but school says no (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 4/12)