Osheaga Bans First Nations Headdress

"to respect and honour their people, Osheaga asks fans and artists attending the festival to not use this symbol as a fashion accessory."

Cultural and spiritual symbols are not fashion.

That was the message delivered loud and clear by the Osheaga Music Festival today as they officially banned patrons from wearing First Nations Headdresses.

Their Facebook post (shown below) says: “First Nations Headdresses have a spiritual and cultural meaning in the native communities and to respect and honour their people, Osheaga asks fans and artists attending the festival to not use this symbol as a fashion accessory.

According to their website, all headdresses will be confiscated.

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