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Girl told to dress “like an Indian” for school …

Posted By Charlie Ballard December 5th, 2016 Last Updated on: December 5th, 2016

Welcome to the next generation!

This past month, Shampion Greene's little sister was asked to dress, “like an Indian” , for kindergarten and this is how her family sent her back to school, as a #nodapl water protector!!!

“Earlier in November, Louisiana resident Tremeka Greenhouse saw that her 5-year-old daughter, Nyemah, had been told to attend school dress like an “Indian,” meaning Native American, for school. Nyemah's older sister first shared news of the assignment on her Twitter account on Nov. 9

Greenhouse and her (older) daughter agreed that Nyemah should attend school as a protester against the Dakota Access Pipeline, a crude-oil pipeline stretching form North Dakota through southern Illinois. Since August, authorities have arrested over 500 protesters hoping to shut down the project, which runs through Native American land and has potential environmental repercussions, including potentially tainting locals' water supply. ” (identities.mic)

This was a great costume choice to represent Indigenous people because its an accurate depiction of modern day Native Americans.  Whether or not Nyemah's family was seeking approval from the 500+ plus federally recognized tribes of the United States, they sure got it, so on behalf of all our Nations, me-gwetch! <– Thank you!

#adorable #awesome #culturallyappropiate #culturallysensitive #waterprotector


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