[IMAGE: Marita Growing Thunder in her regalia.]
It’s hard to be “different” when you’re in high school. But one 17-year-old Lake County senior is stepping out of the “teenage comfort zone” to make a very adult statement about unsolved murders among Native women and girls.
Marita Growing Thunder makes most of her clothes – and that sets her apart from other students at Polson High School.
“This is how my grandmas used to dress in high school and I feel this is how I should dress”, she said.
Marita is wearing her regalia her entire senior year, not just to honor her ancestors, but also to honor other Native women and girls specifically – the thousands who’ve been murdered or who are missing across Canada and the United States.