Edmonton Folk Fest bans First Nations headdresses – Edmonton Journal

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Edmonton Folk Fest bans First Nations headdresses – Edmonton Journal

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 2015284 Views

July 15, 2015

The Edmonton Folk Festival has announced a ban on wearing First Nations headdresses at this year’s festival.

In a Facebook post on Tuesday, the festival requested ticketholders refrain from wearing First Nation headdresses to show respect for First Nations culture.

“Such headdresses have a sacred, cultural meaning and we ask that you respect and honour that by not using them as a fashion accessory,” the post read.

Any headdresses that make it into the festival will be confiscated by security.

The move proved popular on social media, yielding over 500 ‘Likes’ by Tuesday evening. Most comments on the post were positive, though a few people did take umbrage with the ban.

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