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Anchorage high school students can now wear traditional tribal regalia at graduation after this mom’s effort

Tigran Andrew walked onstage last year wearing a sealskin cap with his school-issued green gown at the Service High School graduation in Anchorage. His mother, Jacqueline Morris, had the cap made for her son, who is Yup’ik and Inupiaq, so he could carry his culture and honor his ancestors as he received his diploma. But there were obstacles on the way to the stage.


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