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Terry Burgess
Terry Burgess

To fine ANYONE for showing pride in their native American heritage is a crime and also a gross insult to the US Constitution!! The school board should publicly apologize to this lovely girl, immediately remove any fine, and hang their heads in abject shame!!! They seem to forget to whom America belonged before the voracious and greedy rape of the land by outsiders!!!

Kiran Machiraju
Kiran Machiraju
  • Terry Burgess

Well said, Sir

Johnny O. Limon
Johnny O. Limon
  • Terry Burgess

YES! Period.

Matthew Sherwood
Matthew Sherwood
  • Terry Burgess

Well said Terry,... I will second that!

Andrew Bonifazi
Andrew Bonifazi

If they fined all the christian kids that wore crosses to this graduation, they would have a new school board already. But, this young lady wears a symbol of her proud heritage and is punished for it. Makes me sick how an "educator" much less an educational bureaucracy is so hell bent on killing individual expression. Had it been something truly inappropriate I could understand some action. But, a $1000 fine seems out of line even for inappropriate behavior. Especially since no one was...

If they fined all the christian kids that wore crosses to this graduation, they would have a new school board already. But, this young lady wears a symbol of her proud heritage and is punished for it. Makes me sick how an "educator" much less an educational bureaucracy is so hell bent on killing individual expression. Had it been something truly inappropriate I could understand some action. But, a $1000 fine seems out of line even for inappropriate behavior. Especially since no one was harmed. I have many friends in the Muskogee (Creek) Nation and I am deeply offended by this type of discrimination. I can only imagine how they feel.

Greg Everett
Greg Everett
  • Andrew Bonifazi

I couldn't agree more however, I believe it's illegal to have an eagle feather in your possession. I think that is the problem.

Leslie S. Browning
Leslie S. Browning

This is such silly thing to happen to her. And over a feather? Dumb school board!! Your fellow Muscogee-Lower Creek.

Heidi Horvat
Heidi Horvat

Lenape tribe. friends and I show support for you girl!!!

Linda Lister
Linda Lister
  • Heidi Horvat

I am of Native American descent & I support your girl 100%, Linda Thacker Lister

Heidi Horvat
Heidi Horvat
  • Heidi Horvat

Awesome! Thanks! ((hug))

Albert M Legoo
Albert M Legoo

I am an Ojiba Indian and am proud of it. More power to you Chesley, for being proud and showing it.

Billy Angus
Billy Angus

The entire school board/administrators should be recalled/fired from their positions!!!

Lee Babbitt Jr
Lee Babbitt Jr
  • Billy Angus

I agree With Billy Wolf

Linda Smigelski
Linda Smigelski
  • Billy Angus

Agree with you Billy.

Robert Flor
Robert Flor
  • Billy Angus

Agree Billy Wolf

Deborah Anderson
Deborah Anderson

This girl is graduating 2013,on this day and age,with the dropout rate celebrations of her acomplishment is all that is important.I wish all kids were as proud as she is about her heritage.

Linda Smigelski
Linda Smigelski

Where is the freedom of expression in America??? This was very wrong and the school should say they are sorry.

Lawrence Leeds
Lawrence Leeds
  • Linda Smigelski

I bet if she was a Muslim and wore a Berka nothing would of been said.

Wendy Paxton
Wendy Paxton
  • Linda Smigelski

Oh I think it might have been

Rhonda Fisher
Rhonda Fisher

FIRST , I WANT TO CONGRATULATE CHELSEA ON A GREAT JOB!!! MY DAUGHTER SIERRA GRADUATED THIS YEAR ...ACTUALLY JUST LAST FRIDAY TO BE EXACT AND IF ANYONE HAD DARED SAID SHE COULD NOT NOT HOLD OR WEAR HER EAGLE FEATHERS I WOULD HAVE LOST IT!!! NOT ONLY IS THIS DISCRIMINATION BUT THE SCHOOL BOARD THERE IN ALABAMA SHOULD BE FINED HEAVILY, FOR ALLOWING THIS TO GO ON .ESCAMBIA ACADEMY SHOULD BE FINED AND MADE TO PUBLICLY APOLOGIZE TO CHELSEA AND HER FAMILY.AS A NATIVE AMERICAN WOMAN I FEEL THAT HER...

FIRST , I WANT TO CONGRATULATE CHELSEA ON A GREAT JOB!!! MY DAUGHTER SIERRA GRADUATED THIS YEAR ...ACTUALLY JUST LAST FRIDAY TO BE EXACT AND IF ANYONE HAD DARED SAID SHE COULD NOT NOT HOLD OR WEAR HER EAGLE FEATHERS I WOULD HAVE LOST IT!!! NOT ONLY IS THIS DISCRIMINATION BUT THE SCHOOL BOARD THERE IN ALABAMA SHOULD BE FINED HEAVILY, FOR ALLOWING THIS TO GO ON .ESCAMBIA ACADEMY SHOULD BE FINED AND MADE TO PUBLICLY APOLOGIZE TO CHELSEA AND HER FAMILY.AS A NATIVE AMERICAN WOMAN I FEEL THAT HER RIGHTS HAVE BEEN VIOLATED !!!!! THE SCHOOL BOARD CAN NEVER TAKE BACK WHAT THEY DID TO HER ON HER DAY WHICH SHE WORKED HARD FOR AND RIGHTFULLY EARNED. THE ESCAMBIA ACADEMY & THE ALABAMA SCHOOL BOARD HAVE SINGLED HER OUT AND VIOLATED HER CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AS A US CITIZEN . SHE SHOULD GET A LAWYER AND I WILL GET AS MANY SIGNATURES AS I CAN!!!!!

Sue Ablao
Sue Ablao

Sports teams can disrespect and use Native Americans as mascots but this student cannot show respect for her heritage...something is wrong here. I wonder what her school mascot is?

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