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Inner peace and love are the greatest of God’s gifts.

(Tenton Sioux Proverb)

And on an unrelated note…see, we wear street clothes too! We’ve posted so many pictures of us in our native regalia, we wanted to set the record straight!  🙂

Our native attire has been created by our families, and we love it and are very proud to wear it. Native people don’t wear their traditional attire every day, though. We only wear it on special occasions. Our elders taught us to always stand proud and strong. When we have the opportunity to do a presentation, we always wear our best. Our regalia is our best. Our native regalia reflects how much we are loved and supported by our families.

We don’t refer to it as a “costume.” Because a costume is something you wear when you’re pretending to be something you’re not. If you are in a play, or you dress up for Halloween, that is a costume. But we are not pretending, and we are very proud of our heritage. This is why we relate to our traditional clothing in a respectful manner, by calling it native ‘attire,’ ‘regalia,’ or native ‘dress.’

 

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