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Haskell Holds Graduation

Haskell graduation was this morning and the graduating class of 2017 could not contain their excitement.

For a day that was supposed to be storming. You couldn’t have asked for better weather as friends and families came to watch their loved ones walk across the stage at Haskell Indian Nations University.

For Nathan Longhorn, Haskell’s graduation has become a family tradition.

“For us here, I guess for my family we’ve come here quite a bit. I went here, my older sister went here,” said Longhorn.

Now he gets to watch the next generation obtain their degrees.

“One grandson from Montana is graduating,” said Longhorn.

There was a lot of cheering… Applause… And drum beats at Friday’s ceremony.

“There is an honor song for our graduates as they come in as well as a flag song which honors the flag and those who protect us,” said Tourtillott.

Retention technician at Haskell Tina Tourtillott says the university celebrates many cultures in one ceremony.

“Although we are all American Indians we are all from different tribes with different traditions,” said Tourtillott.

Longhorn’s grandson plans to continue his education after graduation.

Every one of channel 6’s own interns Shana Lombard graduated today.

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