Indigenous Senator Margaret Dawn Anderson brings lived experience to Senate

 By Kinnukana  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter On December 12, 2018, Margaret Dawn Anderson was appointed as Senator of the Northwest Territories (NWT) making history as the first Indigenous female to be appointed to the role in the NWT. There is a total of one hundred and five Senators in Canada of which only ten are Indigenous. Senator Anderson is a proud Inuvialuk (Inuit), a member of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region who was born in Inuvik and raised on the shores of the Arctic Ocean in Tuktoyaktuk. She is the eldest daughter of Sarah Anderson (nee Nasogaluak). Her Inuit name is Panigyuk after Margaret Cockney, an Elder in the community. The Inuvialuit continue to follow a traditional naming practise of gifting an Inuk name/s to a baby when born. Senator Anderson…

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