Letter: Support traditional clothing at graduation ceremony
"Wearing tribal regalia at high school graduations has been done in the past. It is a high honor for students when an assignment is accomplished. They are presented an eagle feather for their deeds.

It was disheartening to read that this student will not be allowed to wear his tribal regalia to show people his accomplishments. I know of the accomplishments we Indian veterans did in Vietnam and were given ceremonies and an eagle feather for our deeds. It made me sad to read this article.

Perhaps a letter to the South Dakota Department of Education in support of Indian students who want to wear tribal regalia at their graduation ceremonies can rectify this issue. I know they'll be proud to wear their regalia at their graduations."

Get the Story:
Richard E. Blue Earth Jr: Tribal regalia is high honor (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 5/18)

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