Native American Forbid to Wear Native American Garb to Graduation

April 22, 2019, 2:06 PM CDT/Source:TODAY

ByChrissy Callahan

Like many high school seniors, Tvli Birdshead is excited to graduate this spring. But the 18-year-old has mixed feelings about the upcoming ceremony.

The Chickasaw Nation member was hoping to sport a few tokens of his Native American heritage on graduation day — including an honor cord from his tribe, and a beaded cap and feather — but school officials at Latta High School in Ada, Oklahomasaid it violated the dress code.

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