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AZ House passes bill protecting Tribal Regalia at school graduations

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Posted at 5:30 AM, Feb 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-12 09:04:16-05

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Native American students in Arizona will now be allowed to wear traditional regalia during their graduation ceremonies.

The Arizona House passed HB 2705 yesterday, a new bill that prohibits a school from making a dress code policy that prevents students from wearing traditional tribal regalia or objects of cultural significance.

Back in 2019, Tucson Unified voted to allow students to wear cultural regalia after a senior wanted to represent her culture.

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