Canada raises the bar with first Indigenous GG, sends important message to international community
This high-profile platform provides an unprecedented opportunity to educate Canadians and the world about Inuit and Indigenous peoples in general.
Gov.-Gen. Mary Simon, pictured July 26, 2021, shortly after she was installed as GG, laying flowers at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. 'Having worked with GG Simon when she was the democratically elected president of the Inuit Circumpolar Council Canada from 1982 to 1989, I can attest to the fact that she cut her teeth in the Inuit world, on the international stage, and is now in a position to have extraordinary influence on the government of Canada, writes Dalee Sambo Dorough.
The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia