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Winnipeg Jets Ban Fake Native Headdresses - ICTMN.com

13.11.15

Winnipeg Jets Ban Fake Native Headdresses - ICTMN.com: A longtime Winnipeg Jets fan and season-ticket holder Jordan Wheeler filed a complaint after the game with the fan wearing the headdress last season and Jets' owners have now reversed a previous stance of allowing fake headdresses.

Owner Mark Chipman met with prominent First Nations indigenous leaders, including Assembly of Manitoba Grand Chief Derek Nepinak and MLA Kevin Chief, and the Jets changed their position.

"After gaining probably a better understanding of the significance [of headdresses] we have decided that going forward we will no longer be allowing costume and non-authentic headdresses into MTS Centre for hockey events," he told cbc.ca’s Tiar Wilson.


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