High School Native American students and their families have long-standing traditions of beading elements of their dress or wearing feathers on their tassels at graduation. This is to publicly honor the graduate in front of family and friends. But school districts in Wyoming don’t have policies protecting their right to do that. Hudda Curry-Herrera plays basketball for Laramie High School. He’s about to graduate and has a bright future ahead of him. “I know that’s my way to college is through sports.” Hudda explained one evening at a park shooting hoops, “My whole family would show up from the reservation. I’d have people come down every weekend. Or whenever we played. So, I would bring a good crowd to the home game here.” He always figured they’d all come down to see him graduate too and that he would be allowed to wear a beaded graduation cap and feather during the ceremony. When his mom graduated at a reservation high school, she wore full regalia and he wanted to do something similar. Laramie doesn’t have policy against decorating caps, but stories from other Native Students concerned Curry-Herrera. Like Navajo and ...