Entries from News Archive 2008 tagged with 'graduation'

Study: Native graduation rates low in Canada

Only 60 percent of Aboriginals -- First Nations, Inuit and Metis people -- in Canada graduate from high school, according to a study from the C.D. Howe Institute. The graduation rate drops to 50 percent among people who identify themselves...

Indian student allowed eagle feathers at graduation

An Indian student in North Carolina will be allowed to wear two eagle feathers to his graduation ceremony next month. Corey Bird, 18, is Lumbee and Sisseton-Wahpehton. He is wearing the feathers in honor of his late mother and...

Still no decision on eagle feathers at graduation

An Indian student in North Carolina is weighing litigation in order to wear two eagle feathers to his high school graduation. Corey Bird, 18, is Lumbee and Sisseton-Wahpeton. He was told he could be barred from graduation ceremonies on...

School urged to allow eagle feather at graduation

The Native American Rights Fund and the American Civil Liberties Union have asked school officials in North Carolina to allow an Indian student to wear an eagle feather to his graduation. Corey Bird, 18, who is Lumbee and Sisseton-Wahpeton,...

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