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Regalia & Dance Permissions

Question: I have a leader stating that all the boy must be in the same style regelia to dance and can wear only special color when do ceremonies. He is all so claiming we must have writen permission to do a Cherokee dance from the Cherokee nation and all of this is supported by the OA National leadership. 1. Must all the dances be in the same style of regalia? 2. To do a Cherokee dance, must we have writen premission from the National Headquarters or even the local headquarters of the Cherokee, to do this dance? 3. Is there any rules in OA that state whate each member of a ceremony team can and can not wear, doing a part or working behind the sences?
Answer: 1. Must all the dances be in the same style of regalia?

If you are presenting a historical dance from a specific tribe, yes. Individual dance, no

2. To do a Cherokee dance, must we have writen premission from the National Headquarters or even the local headquarters of the Cherokee, to do this dance?

If you are competing in Historical Group Dance at NOAC, and the dance is "society, clan or family", yes (Guideline B2)

3. Is there any rules in OA that state whate each member of a ceremony team can and can not wear, doing a part or working behind the sences?

If your doing one of the four principle parts, Indian clothes would be good. If you behind the scenes, a scout uniform is appropriate. [editors note - the OA does not have any specific policies regarding what constitutes "Indian clothes" - Please refer to the Guide To Inductions for more information]

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