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From Maskwacis to Las Vegas: Meet Kris Buffalo, an Indigenous professional bullfighter – CBC

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 2017419 Views

‘It’s about getting as close as you can without getting run over,’ he says of his unexpected profession

Dec 13, 2017

Kris Buffalo isn’t a stereotypical bullfighter.

He isn’t Spanish and doesn’t don a red cape to attract the bull. He doesn’t wear red, because he says that’s a myth; the bulls are more attracted to movement.

He’s an Indigenous man from Maskwacis, wearing face paint and a rodeo clown outfit.

But just like the traditional Spanish matadors, Buffalo still puts himself at risk.

“It’s about getting as close as you can without getting run over,” Buffalo says. He’s been kicked in the face before, but he says it’s just a part of his profession.

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