Did you hear about this girl’s struggle for her moccasins to be accepted as approved footwear for her high school graduation ceremony? The dress code for graduation was to be flat black dress shoes or with heels of 2 inches or less, and nude stockings. Dylan McCabe wanted to wear her moccasins and leg wraps along with a ceremonial dress as an expression of her Navajo heritage.
As school is about to start back up this year, we hope we have learned something from this past year’s graduation ceremonies – Let the Native kids wear their traditional clothing! It’s not just the latest fashion trend, it’s meaningful to them and their culture.