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Miss Universe Canada's totem pole dress shocks First Nations people


In a tale of two pageants, First Nations people have gone from being proud to outraged.

In August, Ashley Callingbull, a 25-year-old from Alberta's Enoch Cree Nation, won the Mrs. Universe contest. Callingbull said she hoped her win would be a blow to stereotypes about aboriginal contestants and encourage other First Nations women to participate in contests.


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