A headdress belonging to the chief of a First Nation in northeastern Ontario has been found after a car containing it was allegedly stolen from a hotel parking lot west of Toronto.
Peel Regional Police informed Nipissing First Nation Chief Scott McLeod that his car and its contents had been found.
McLeod expresses gratitude to everyone who assisted in the recovery of his vehicle and the headdress it contained.
Peel Regional Police said on Sunday that the headdress has sentimental value and historical significance to the Nipissing First Nation.
The stolen vehicle was parked at a Mississauga, Ont., hotel while the chief was in town for the Little Native Hockey League Tournament, according to police.
According to the First Nation, the ceremonial headdress contains seven white eagle feathers that represent a leader’s commitment to lead with responsibility in accordance with the seven grandfather/grandmother teachings.