Following an online petition...
Hipster headdress

The manner in which the pop world intersects with Native American culture is rapidly shifting.

A new consciousness seems to be emerging, with items such as novelty headdresses now being viewed in a negative light.

Daniel Round launched an online petition earlier this year, asking the organisers of Glastonbury to ban the sale of such headdresses on site.

Seemingly finding its way into the hands of Emily Eavis, the festival team have duly obliged. "Our petition, small in numbers but passionate in support, pushed this issue right up to Emily Eavis, and she listened," Round wrote online. "Although it is only one UK festival, I hope that if we spread the news of Glastonbury’s decision online, positive discussions about the stereotyping of Native Americans and the headdress will grow in the UK and elsewhere."

No one from Glastonbury has spoken publicly about this issue.

The move follows similar action in the United States and Canada. Bass Coast, a festival in British Columbia, Canada, has always banned such headdresses from being sold and worn onsite.

"We understand why people are attracted to war bonnets," organisers wrote in a recent statement. "They have a magnificent aesthetic. But their spiritual, cultural and aesthetic significance cannot be separated."

(via FACT)

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