Controversial costumes reduce Indigenous people to caricatures, says activist

Halloween costumes depicting racial stereotypes are on the shelves in Saskatoon again this year, but an Indigenous activist hopes few people will wear them.

  • BillyHW

    Having not contributed anything to humanity since the invention of the snowshoe reduces indigenous people to caricatures.

    • Mark Matis


      • Mark Matis

        But honest, nonetheless…

    • Linda1000

      Well, they did devise some practical clothes to wear in the North and housing.. the seal parkas and boots of the Eskimos, the mukluks and mocassins as footwear, deer hide clothing, igloos and teepees.
      If you get caught out in -50 + degree weather in the Arctic and don’t know how to build an igloo, you won’t survive.

      • BillyHW

        I totally forgot about the deal parkas.

      • Minicapt

        They appropriated those from the Siberians.


    • Put on leather gloves, a tool belt, a hard hat and pretend to go to work.

      If you are not a honkie – that’s racist too.

  • ontario john

    Nice picture of Big Chief Whatadick!

  • Hard Little Machine

    Halloween is 83% full moon so I’m going as a reverse werewolf

  • JoKeR
    • BillyHW

      That dude is Italian!

  • DMB

    Justin the Drama teacher will have plenty of choices to make on what he will dress up this Halloween. Justin is all tricks and no treats at least if your a Canadian.

    • Clink9

      Where have all the real men gone.

    • Linda1000

      Where is the pic of him in his dancing pink ballet pantyhose and tutu?

      • Will Quest

        That UNICEF box costume…… how did he manage that
        dead & vacant look …. it’s so eerie ……

  • simus1

    (designated) activist = name of a fellow lefty on a “journalist’s” Rolodex.

  • Editor

    Activists hold no moral authority over anyone. Who cares what the hell they say. I think it was Kathy Shaidle who used to write “You’re not smart enough to tell me how live.”

    • Alain

      Thank you.

    • BillyHW

      She also used to write, “Women shouldn’t be allowed to vote.”

  • Tooth&Claw

    Imitation is the highest form of flattery.
    I’d be somewhat pleased if someone decided to wear my ancestor’s style of dress. I certainly wouldn’t say it reduced me to a caricature.

  • Marius K

    Why do they offend defenseless caricatures ? !

  • Pretending that living in northern ghettos and having casinos keeps one in touch with one’s roots also reduces one to a caricature.

  • Some idiotic Lefty jumped on this bandwagon with the cry of “Culture is not a costume”, oblivious to the fact that he was actually destroying his own argument.

    If a culture needs the crutch of a fancy dress, it really is not much of a culture.

  • Mark Matis

    Heh. I bet you could have some fun dressing up in a “First Nations” outfit and staggering around whilst chugging amber-colored liquid out of a Captain Morgan bottle. Better make sure the bottle is well rinsed before putting the water and caramel syrup in it, however, lest you get arrested for drunk and disorderly…}:-]