Denied the right to attach an eagle feather to his graduation cap, a Native American student is suing his California school district. Christian Titman, 18, a member of the Pit River Tribe, claimed his rights to freedom of religion and expression are at stake. He will participate in the Clovis High School ceremony on Thursday.I side with the school district on this one. The student's religion doesn't mandate the wear of the feather; he wants to wear it to set himself apart--which is exactly the opposite purpose of the cap and gown.
The tribe considers eagle feathers sacred and symbolic of a significant accomplishment, said his lawyer.
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Modifying the Graduation Cap And Gown
Should a Native American student be allowed, in the name of religion, to attach an eagle feather to his graduation cap?