Grand Forks American Indian students, administration debate allowing eagle feathers as graduation attire

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For years, American Indian students have been denied the request because of school policy. But within a few weeks, school administrators may reverse that decision.

If they favor student requests like LaRoque’s, it would be a first for the district and end a year of discussion between students and administrators on whether it’s a right.

A local petition favoring students has been circulating online, with 367 supporters so far.

Districts across the nation have also been addressing the subject.

LaRoque said students should have a right to celebrate their culture in this way, regardless if they’re Native Americans.

“In my opinion, education is about preparing people to go into the world and be receptive of other cultures and backgrounds,” she said.


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