total-news-1024x279-1__1_-removebg-preview.png

Nevada Gov. Lombardo greenlights religious, tribal regalia at graduation ceremonies

Gov. Joe Lombardo on Thursday signed a bill allowing students in Nevada to wear religious and cultural robes at graduation.

Lombardo said students have the right to express themselves through their own cultural and religious identities upon graduation.

New York School District to Retain ‘Warriors’ Logo in Seneca Nation’s Blessing

“This bill will allow our students to celebrate graduation with pride and confidence,” he said in a statement. rice field.

Republican Governor Joe Lombardo of Nevada signed into law a bill allowing students to wear cultural, religious and tribal attire at graduation. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The signing was attended by several lawmakers and students, most of whom were of Native American ancestry.

OK Rep. Repeals Governor’s Veto on Bill Allowing Students to Wear Native American Regalia at Graduation

Oklahoma also passed a similar bill on Thursday after Congress overruled Gov. Kevin Stitt’s veto. The bill would allow students to wear Native American regalia at their high school and college graduations. The state House and Senate have easily cleared the two-thirds threshold required to keep the bill effective July 1.

It had strong support from many Oklahoma-based tribes and Native Americans.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

Disputes over appropriate graduation attire have resulted in laws in nearly a dozen states making it illegal for Native American students to wear regalia that reflects their heritage.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Reddit
Telegram
WhatsApp