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Miss Universe Canada Responds To Totem Pole Costume Controversy


Miss Universe Canada Responds To Totem Pole Costume Controversy: [huffPO] However, the Miss Universe Canada organization dubs the controversy a "tremendous MISUNDERSTANDING," claiming the Nunez did not misrepresent Indigenous culture, but was "embracing her ethnic heritage of being a Dominican-born Canadian."

"If the post was read correctly, then the reader would be able to decipher that the statement that was made, 'Miss Canada embracing her native culture', was that Paola Nunez was embracing her ethnic heritage of being a Dominican-born Canadian," reads the statement on Instagram.

"Yes, there are many different totem poles, NOT just First Nations totem poles. Apologizes (sic) to anybody who may have been offended."

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