A Facebook video of a First Nations boy responding to school bullies who teased him because of his long hair has been viewed more than a million times. Still, eight-year-old Mylon McArthur insisted his mother cut his braids because he wanted to stop the teasing. Boys With Braids organizers encourage men and boys to wear their long hair with pride and aim to educate others about the importance and meaning of Native hair. What does your long hair mean to you?
Tiya-Marie Large (Nakota and Dakota from Pheasant Rump Nakota First Nation) – mother of Mylon McArthur
Michael Linklater (Cree from the Thunder Child First Nation) – ranked no 1 in all of the America for 3×3 basketball (world tour), motivational speaker, founder of the Boys with Braids movement
Dyami Thomas (enrolled Klamath and Leech Lake Ojibwe) – model, actor and motivational speaker
Break Music: Treaty Six and Coastal Hand Game Song (song) Fawn Wood & Dallas Waskahat (artist) Blessings (album)