The popular music festival Rhythm & Vines 2014 hit controversy today with the release of a racist promotion poster.
The following message raced its way across Facebook today:
“This poster for Rhythm & Vines 2014 is a very offensive example of cultural appropriation. The use of the ceremonial headdress by Native Americans & Canadian First Nations is reserved for important occasions of cultural significance. Each feather tells a story & the wearer earns the right to have that feather in their headdress. It is not a dress-up costume for partying kids who may or may not be sober.”
You can follow the korero here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152019763876423&set=o.83288822289&type=1&theater