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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration said it's investigating a report by a Native American air traveler who says an agent treated her offensively at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Indigenous rights activist and attorney Tara Houska, Ojibwe, says she was headed home to Bemidji Monday when a TSA agent said she needed to pat down her long braids and then pulled them behind her shoulders and said "giddyup" as she snapped them like reins of a horse.

"My hair is part of my spirit. I am a Native woman. I am angry, humiliated. Your "fun" hurt", "Houska tweeted.

Houska says she doesn't want the agent fired, but thinks TSA needs to improve its sensitivity training. 

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The TSA said it's reviewing security video from the checkpoint and will "take appropriate action should an investigation substantiate the traveler's allegation." 

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