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Apology offered to girls who were forced to change Navajo hairstyle


Update: A statement from the Flagstaff Lady Eagles reads in part

"HUMBLE. If everything could be summed up in one word, it would be humble. We never imagined that our Lady Eagles, after being made to take down their expression of culture, their Tsiyéél, would become the topic of discussion around the world."

-- Posted February 7, 2016

A girls basketball team in Arizona is seeing a lot of support after its members were forced to get rid of their Navajo hairstyle before a game this week.

The Flagstaff Lady Eagles had their hair tied in a traditional "tsiiyeeł" as they prepared to face the Greenway Demons on Tuesday evening. The style seemed all the more appropriate because it was Native American culture night at the home game. Photos on the booster club's Facebook page showed the girls getting ready for the big event.


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