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Gov. Brown passes law allowing students to wear religious or tribal garments at graduation


October 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — As leaders of Native American tribes from across California gather to celebrate the 51st annual Native American Day at the state Capitol, Gov. Jerry Brown issued a proclamation declaring Sept. 28 Native American Day in California Friday morning. The theme of this year’s celebration at the Capitol is "Looking Toward the Future: Tribal-State Relationships," according to the governor's office.

On Thursday, Governor Brown signed legislation to allow students to wear traditional tribal regalia or recognized objects of religious or cultural significance at school graduation ceremonies; require the University of California to establish system-wide and campus-level committees to better comply with federal and state laws regarding the handling of Native American human remains and cultural items; and align California law with the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ Indian Child Welfare Act regulations.


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