For Native folx, raising public awareness about the importance of hair is an ongoing struggle. Some North Carolina families are fighting a school policy that says their first graders must cut their hair. Their parents say the school is forcing the boys to give up an important part of their culture. A Native hair dresser helped change policy about hair in her states. And bestselling author Carole Lindstrom and illustrator Steph Littlebird are working to inform people with their children’s book My Powerful Hair. It’s time to check in on the meaning and importance of Native hair.
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