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Canada names 1st Indigenous governor general


Sean Kilpatrick - The Canadian Press via Associated Press

Mary Simon speaks during an announcement at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Simon, an Inuk leader and former Canadian diplomat, has been named as Canada's next governor general.

OTTAWA - An Inuk leader who has served as a Canadian diplomat was named the country's first Indigenous representative of the crown on Tuesday - an announcement that comes in the wake of a scandal over the nation's long mistreatment of Indigenous people.

In naming the next governor general, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said 'it is only by building bridges" can the people of Canada move forward together.

"Mary Simon has done that throughout her life," Trudeau said speaking at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec.


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