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Maya Fairbanks in her cap and eagle feather she is wearing for graduation at Cloquet High School. (Photo courtesy of Sheila Lamb via Indian Country Today)

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Graduations shouldn’t be ‘another form’ of erasure
Native high school students continue battle for the right to wear eagle feathers and regalia at graduations

The disagreement over allowing Native students to wear eagle feathers and regalia during high school graduation rears its contentious head once again this year.

By Mary Annette Pember, Indian Country Today May 25, 2021