Support Native American High School graduates to wear the Eagle Feather during commencement

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Jeremy Williams Sr.
6 years ago
We as First Nation people. That's what they can at least give. U.S.

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Chelsey Fodder
6 years ago
I am signing this petition because I had the same situation happen to me last year (May 2014). I was graduating from Walters High School in Walters, OK. The principal told me no that I could not wear my eagle plume. I was devastated, my father had just beaded the stem of my plume blue and white for my school colors. The principal told me that other had asked to decorate their caps and i replied in the most respectful way that it was not an accessory or a decoration. It was to symbolize that I was a princess for the Comanche Nation Tribe, to show that I was proud to be Native, to express my heritage, and to make my Native people proud of me. My father had threaten to sue the school board and that we would win in court, and they were violating the first amendment. I stand 100% behind any other native student who fights this.

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Edith John
7 years ago
I vote for this, ought to recognize our ways with understandment.

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Jodie Wallette
7 years ago
I am a native american myself. I believe that it is very important to be who I am. It is also important to not forget my identity as a native american.

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Annette Gomez
7 years ago
1) It is right.
2) Being of Native, I would want the same for our children

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Brendan Clark
7 years ago
Natives should be able to express their culture in any way possible, as long as it isn't harmful to others. Surely a feather never hurt anyone

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Maddison Armbruster
7 years ago
I'm signing because white people are allowed to wear feathers when "dressing up like a native american" for college parties and halloween and yet young native americans aren't allowed to express their culture.

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lisa valles
7 years ago
Unless your going to make all people who represent their culture like thoes from india, Pakistan remove their regalia then dont make us remove ours

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Luz Elena Garcia
7 years ago
Everyone deserves to express their culture and their way of life.

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Dhakirah Wiley
7 years ago
I'm signing because I'm tired of the oppression of minorities in America, && this is my first step to help change it.