Roy pulled a clerk aside to ask if she saw anything wrong with the costumes. The clerk said she saw nothing wrong with the costumes.
"I said, do you see that this can be problematic for Indigenous people considering where we are and what we’ve been though? She was like, no, no," said Roy.
Roy added that the clerk then went on to suggest the pug dog masks Roy and her family had been trying on could be offensive to pug owners.
"I was like, excuse me, did you just compare us to a dog breed?"
At that point, Roy says the clerk suggested they should leave and opened the door for them. Not wanting to embarrass anyone, Roy left, "basically escorted out" by the clerk.
Later on, she spoke to a VP at Spirit who seemed to empathize with her frustration, but dozens of Indigenous costumes are still available online and in stores from Spirit.