Canada’s Inuk Governor General Mary Simon is an inspiration for us all

  Gov. Gen. Mary Simon urges Canadians to “pay attention to acts of kindness, compassion and reconciliation” during her second new year’s message. (Photo courtesy of the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General)  By Kinnukana  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Indigenous people, both young and old, take pride in seeing their own First Nations, Inuit and Metis people take on lead roles in Canada, to which they were not given the opportunity before. On July 26, 2021, after 154 years, Canada took an historic step in appointing Ms. Mary May Simon, an Inuk woman, into the role of Governor General. Ms. Simon holds the second-highest federal office in Canada after King Charles III. Recently as part of my committee work, I had the opportunity to meet the first Indigenous…

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