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Cherokee Nation considers cutting school funds over policies


November 10, 2019

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council is considering whether the tribe should cut funding to schools that ban Native American students from observing cultural practices during events such as graduations.

The council's Rules Committee approved the proposal during a meeting on Oct. 31, the Tulsa World reported. The Tribal Council is scheduled to discuss it during a meeting next week.

Cherokee Nation Deputy Attorney General Chrissi Nimmo said the measure seeks to address a "recurring issue" of reports of schools trying to impose restrictions on students' hair length or prohi...

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