I do not think Mr. Sandman & the other students are aware of this, &/or they care not, or think it unimportant bcz it is not 'their' culture so it does not matter...8/
I read @CovCathSch's stmt, re. investigation/action..up to & including expulsion.
I think the episode is most disrespectful, saddening, & disheartening..but I think, in a native tradition, it should become a teaching..a lesson.. opportunity for growth & maturing...9/
I have a Master's in Social Work, & I'd like to suggest a step action plan..a teaching.. instead of suspension/expulsion...10/
1).Formal/Public apology to Mr. Nathan Phillips, the Omaha tribe, the school, their families.
2).Required: Take class on Native American Culture/History, & write 50+ pg research paper on subject, including emphasis on impact of 500+yrs of...11/
*For Mr. Sandman:
3).Formal/In-Person Apology to Mr. Phillips (even if req own $$/travel), & do something sincere/significant in penance for Mr. Phillips &/or Omaha Tribe.. #my2cents