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Pemberton store apologizes, removes costume depicting Indigenous girl – Squamish Chief

Incident serves as a reminder to think twice about the impact your Halloween costume could have, N’Quatqua Nation member says

October 27, 2020

When Hallie Cooper’s friend snapped a photo of a “Native Girl” costume at a Pemberton store recently and sent it to her friend text group, Cooper was upset.

“I don’t necessarily speak up on things like this,” she said. “I’m not quick to jump on anything, but I was just like enough of this. I see it online all the time. I see other people fighting for the same rights. I knew on Facebook I’d have a lot of friends and family who would feel the same way, but I didn’t know it was going to get more attention.”

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