NARF represents Native American student in challenge to ban on ceremonial eagle feathers during graduation
A Native American student will be allowed to wear an eagle feather on his cap during his high school graduation ceremony after reaching a settlement agreement with the Clovis Unified School District late Tuesday evening. Christian Titman, a member of the Pit River Tribe, filed a lawsuit and sought an injunction in state court after…
FRESNO—Today a Native American graduating senior at Clovis High School filed a notice of intent to file an emergency lawsuit to challenge the school district’s refusal to allow him to wear and display a small eagle feather during the graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 4. The student will only be able to wear the eagle…
Via TurtleTalk: Federal Court Affirms Oklahoma School’s Refusal to Allow Native High School Graduate to Wear Eagle Feather on Graduation Cap
Here is the order in Griffith v. Caney Valley Public Schools (N.D. Okla.): 22. Order and Opinion (5-20-15) Prior materials here.
In which the student is denied the right to wear an eagle feather on her graduation cap. Her graduation from Caney Valley Public Schools, which is just north of Tulsa, is Thursday, May 21, 2015. Recommendation The School demonstrated that the graduation ceremony is a formal ceremony and that the unity of the graduating class as a…
Update: Grand Forks American Indian students, administration debate allowing eagle feathers as graduation attire
The School District has agreed to permit native students wear eagle feathers during the graduation ceremony this spring. The letter of approval from the Superintendent can be seen here. Our previous post about this matter is here. The impressive packet in support of the request is here.
Grand Forks American Indian students, administration debate allowing eagle feathers as graduation attire
Here, from InForum.com. An excerpt: 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…