So far this summer we’ve seen the mass takedown of the Confederate battle flag and now another North American symbol mired in controversy is now being removed en masse: the aboriginal battle headdress.
The Edmonton Folk Festival joined three Quebec music festivals in banning First Nations headdresses worn as a “fashion accessory,” rather than for ceremonial purposes.
“Such headdresses have a sacred, cultural meaning and we ask you to respect and honour that by not using them,” read a Facebook post by the Edmonton organizers.
Do you find it offensive when people wear First Nations headdresses as a fashion accessory? Does this ban make sense to you?