Mary Simon, Canada’s Next Governor General, Is The First Indigenous Person At That Position


Mary Simon is the first indigenous Governor General ever in Canada. She also served as a former ambassador and also, she is well known as a charismatic and beloved Inuk leader. Mary Simon will attend the ceremony of accepting the position where she will talk in both English and Inuktitut. CBC TV, Gem, CBC Radio, the Listen app and will all cover the ceremony and share all the details.

The CBC News special will be hosted, commercial-free, by chief political correspondent Rosemary Barton on CBC TV, CBC News Network, CBC Gem and

This will be the first-ever CBC News simulcast in English and Inuktitut. Mary Simon is an Inuk from Kuujjuaq, a village on the coast of Ungava Bay in Nunavik. She is the first indigenous Governor-General in Canada and she represents a new hope for all indigenous peoples.


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