Why you should reconsider that festival headdress – U of A

Why you should reconsider that festival headdress – U of A

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 2015568 Views

July 23, 2015

(Edmonton) Headdress bans at music festivals are the latest trend this summer. Over recent years, attendees at events such as Coachella and Glastonbury have sported imitations of traditional headdresses worn by some Plains nations. Indigenous people have been speaking out against the practice, and festival organizers are beginning to listen.

Bans have been brought in across Canada, from B.C. festivals Tall Tree and Bass Coast to Montreal’s Osheaga, ÎleSoniq and Heavy Montreal, and most recently, the Edmonton Folk Music Festival, which announced its ban in response to a woman spotted wearing a headdress at Winnipeg’s folk fest. Internationally, England’s Glastonbury Festival has declared a ban on the sale of headdresses on site.

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