An old photo of Stephen Harper in Indigenous garb is being misrepresented online - 2019-09-23

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F182.png An old photo of Stephen Harper in Indigenous garb is being misrepresented online September 23, 2019, Kaleigh Rogers, CBC News

In the wake of Liberal leader Justin Trudeau's blackface scandal , an image of Stephen Harper is being shared online showing the former prime minister wearing an Indigenous headdress and face paint.

Those posting the images are attempting to draw parallels between the images of Trudeau wearing blackface makeup and the photo of Harper. But Harper wasn't wearing a costume at the time — he was taking part in a ceremony naming him an honorary chief.

In 2011, Harper was given the ceremonial title by the Blood Tribe in southern Alberta. As part of the ceremony, Blood Tribe elder Pete Standing Alone painted Harper's face and placed a headdress of eagle feathers on his head.

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{{cite news | first = Kaleigh | last = Rogers | title = An old photo of Stephen Harper in Indigenous garb is being misrepresented online | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/stephen-harper-headdress-trudeau-blackface-1.5294119 | work = CBC News | date = September 23, 2019 | accessdate = September 24, 2019 }}