A co-founder of the Native Youth Alliance cultural and education group, he shows up to Arlington National Cemetery every Veterans Day with a peace pipe to pay tribute to Native Americans who served in the USA military. The video, posted to YouTube by user KC Noland, went viral on Twitter.
One teen, in particular, is seen blocking Philips, smugly staring at the elder as he performs his song.
On Jan. 18, Washington, D.C. hosted both the Indigenous Peoples March and the anti-abortion March For Life.
The Diocese of Covington and Covington Catholic High School said that "the matter is being investigated and we will take appropriate action, up to and including expulsion".
A private school in Kentucky apologized Saturday after its students were filmed mocking a Native American elder almost the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
According to the school's website, Covington Catholic is the only all-male high school in Northern Kentucky, and has an enrollment of 586 students.
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Las autoridades no han divulgado detalles de la investigación del integrante del Salón de la Fama de los Rangers de Texas . Siendo un miembro de la Liberty Christian School en Texas como entrenador de beisbol y enseñó estudios bíblicos .
"I heard them saying, 'build that wall, build that wall, '" a man named Nathan Phillips, who is shown drumming and singing, says in a separate video as he wipes away tears. "You know, this is indigenous lands. We're not supposed to have a wall here", Phillips said in the video. We always took care of our elders and took care of our children. He also said he wished he could see the energy of the young people redirected to efforts like helping the hungry.
Congresswoman Deb Haaland of (D-NM) condemned the students in a tweet, writing, "This Veteran put his life on the line for our country". "The students' display of blatant hate, disrespect, and intolerance is a signal of how common decency has decayed under this administration".
Back in 2015, Phillips was reportedly mocked, shouted at, and hit with a beer can by students at Eastern Michigan University who were dressed in stereotypical Native American attire for a themed party.
"[The students] started whooping and hollering", Phillips told FOX 2 News at the time.
"I was pushed and laughed at by teenage boys who grew up to believe that their lives are more important than ours", she said. "Then at that time, it really got ugly".
Darren Thompson, an organizer for the Indigenous Peoples Movement, said in the news release that the incident "is emblematic of the state of our discourse in Trump's America".
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.