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A high school senior from Oklahoma was told he could not wear Native American regalia during his graduation ceremony in May.
Senior Tvli Birdshead, who attends Latta High School in Ada, Oklahoma, told KFOR that he hoped to wear his Chickasaw Nation honor cord, a beaded cap, and a feather during the graduation ceremony. Two tribes in Oklahoma have given students honor codes to wear when they walk across the stage as a rite of passage, but it is against Latta High’s dress code policy, according to the news station.
Wearing eagle feathers and plumes are symbolic in Native American culture and are given when someone reaches a milestone in their lives, according to the Native American Rights Fund (NARF). “Wearing these things is acknowledging that this is the step to a higher education,” Birdshead told the news station.
Taloa Birdshead, the student’s mother, told Yahoo Lifestyle…
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