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Indigenous concert in Vancouver cancelled over questions about performer’s identity claims – CTV News

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 202332 Views

March 27, 2023

The Vancouver Park Board and Britannia Community Services Centre cancelled an event Sunday that had been advertised as part of an Indigenous concert series in Grandview Park.

The cancellation came after community members raised concerns over whether the person booked to headline the show is actually Indigenous.

In lieu of the concert, staff from Britannia led a discussion in the park with community members to explain the situation.

“The mistake that we made for an Indigenous Concert Series was that we hired a self-identified Indigenous person without acknowledging or checking with their family, their nation, or the Indigenous family of East Van to hold them up,” said Cynthia Low, executive director at Britannia.

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