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Cedar Caps and Richard Sherman: Graduation Day for Lummi Students

Students at the June 4 graduation from Lummi Nation High School got to meet Richard Sherman, Seatlle Seahawks cornerback, and express themselves.
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The June 4 graduation ceremony at Lummi Nation School on the Lummi Nation Reservation new Bellingham, Washington was a treat for students.

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman served as the keynote speaker for the ceremony. He also spoke to students before the ceremony, and signed autographs. During the ceremony, he was presented with a cedar hat and blanket. He fit right in with his cedar hat, which all the students wore for the ceremony.

Native students being able to express themselves, especially during significant life events, is important. Mary Hunter, who follows ICTMN on Facebook, called it “a testament that we can be who we are and not have to fight for it.”

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The Bellingham Herald featured a number of images from the graduation ceremony. See the rest of them here.