Help Native American students bring their culture to high school graduation
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We are a family that lives in southern Maryland. We are originally from Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation. Which stretches from North Dakota to South Dakota. We moved to Maryland 3 years ago. My daughter is a junior at Calvert High School. I have 5 children and my 3 older children attend this high school. When our children graduate high school the wear their eagle feathers and beadwork. This is to represent this milestone in their life. This is a great accomplishment. I brought this up with the faculty and administrators at my children's school. I was told I could put the request in writing but it would be promptly answered with a no. My niece graduated from the same school and was denied also. Their response being that the push for conformity. I think as Native Americans we have conformed more then enough. I'm not asking to change how they do things. I am simply asking that my children, nieces and nephews be allowed their spiritual and cultural traditions.
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