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Bill would allow Native American students to wear regalia

In 2015, Chelsea Schmitt and six other students successfully petitioned officials at Bismarck Public Schools to allow students to wear eagle feathers at their high school graduation ceremonies. The eagle feather — a symbol of strength and honor, and "not just a decoration" — is gifted to Native Americans when they reach a milestone in their lives, such as a graduation, Schmitt told a room full of lawmakers on Monday.


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