Rock Your Ribbon Skirt
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BELLA & many other Indigenous children are told not to wear their traditional clothing for grads and photos. Let's show our support! Post your photos with the hashtage: #ISupportBella
Formal Day at Bella Kulak’s school was the perfect opportunity to wear a ribbon skirt and celebrate her Indigenous ancestry.
Instead, a non-Indigenous teacher’s aide criticized the 10-year-old’s clothing and angered thousands on social media.
It happened in Kamsack, Sask., last week, but her father Chris Kulak still has trouble talking about it.
“It makes me sick,” he said Tuesday, breaking down several times.
“You tell my daughter her traditional wear isn’t good enough and point at someone with a Walmart outfit on, like it’s something special. It is not.”