RED LIVES also MATTER!
In most of the culture of our people, the Eagle is extremely Sacred, not everyone gets to wear an Eagle Feather,
So if one has earned the right, no other culture has the right to deny this,
No other Culture!
Monday, April 25, 2016
By Doris Maricle / American Press
JENNINGS Southwest Louisiana Elton Native American seniors allowed feathers at graduation.
This is 2016, this country has been controlling our culture
for 240 years!
When do we get to catch a break?
Yes, the school system has reversed its decision.
However, by now there should not have been the slightest question!
Each true traditional Native American Tribe has many
“Sacred Ceremonies in their Culture,”
The Religions around Mother Earth do also,
is this not correct?
The Proud Coushatta Tribe is no exception!
The Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana is one of three
The tribe hosts an annual pow wow during the second weekend in July
Just in case you are one of the people who forgot?
This tribal area was one of the forgotten by
our then president, George W. Bush.
Yes, this tribe now has a Casino and I am pleased.
Not that my feeling matter, this tribe has earned its rights!
Native American high school seniors should be allowed to wear an eagle father, or an acceptable alternative, at graduation, school officials said Thursday.
Seniors at Elton High School were told they could not wear eagle feathers.
That decision concerned the students and members of the Coushatta Tribe, who contacted school officials.
On Thursday, the Jeff Davis Parish School Board reversed its position
and said it will work with tribal leaders and school administrators to allow Native American students to recognize their heritage during graduation.
“They want to wear a feather, but it is not in our dress codes,”
School Board member Charles Bruchhaus said.
“I have no problem with it, but we need to get together next week to decide what will work between them and us and what will work with our dress code.”
The adornment should not be anything elaborate or to call attention to the students, but something to mark the achievement and honor their heritage, he said.
“They are trying to ensure their culture, language and ways continue to live on, and I think this request goes along with that,” he said.
Senior Sophia John, the reigning Coushatta Tribal princess, said that wearing the feather is a symbol of pride and rite of passage for Native American seniors.
“Wearing the feather represents an achievement and pride in our culture and past ancestors,” John said. “It is another way I can display pride in my culture and in my history.”