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Inuk leader Mary Simon named Canada’s Governor-General, first Indigenous person to hold role

07 July 2021

“Mary Simon, an Inuk leader, former diplomat and broadcaster, will become the first Indigenous person to serve as governor-general, a historic appointment made while Canada grapples with the continuing effects of colonialism.”


Mary Simon appointed as Governor-General is a huge step forward. Through the EU ban processes Ms. Simon was a huge ally and worked closely with many of us (indigenous and non-indigenous) on delegations throughout Europe.  She was always very active supporting Inuit and all Indigenous interests, while also understanding and supportive of non-Indigenous sustainable use interests.

Canadian Seal Products want to applaud this appointment which is an important step toward greater national unity!