. North Carolina has never elected an Indigenous person to Congress « JO LEE MAGAZINE

INDIAN COUNTRY TODAYCrystal Cavalier was in the eighth grade. Her grandmother was an educator. So, doing well in school was a top priority and Cavalier was a top student. Even at a young age, she dreamed of going to college. But being a young Indigenous woman in North Carolina, meant she had to work twice as hard as her peers in order to succeed in her community. She applied to be a member of the National Honor Society. The school administration came back and said Cavalier didn’t meet the GPA requirements. She had a 92.7 and the school required a 93 percent average or higher.


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