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Blackfeet Nation student denied painted cap for graduation

 

Last updated 07/15/2017 at 11:27am

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A Montana school district apologized to Zephrey Holloway, 17, a student from the Blackfeet Nation who wasn't allowed to wear a painted cap for graduation. He was allowed to attach an eagle feather to his cap at the June 2 ceremony. But the cap itself had to be plain-instead of the one painted by his grandmother, a traditional Blackfeet artist.

FLATHEAD, MT-A public school district in Montana is apologizing to a student from the Blackfeet Nation who wasn't allowed to wear a painted cap for graduation.

Zephrey Holloway, 17, was allowed to attach an eagle feather to his cap at the June 2 ceremony. But the cap itself had to be plain-instead of the one painted by his grandmother, a traditional Blackfeet artist.

"It's beautiful," Holloway tells Montana Public Radio. "It's awesome that my grandma took the time for my graduation cap to paint it. It took her 12 hours, a long time."

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