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Canada names first indigenous GG

By sbs , in World News , at July 6, 2021 Tags: , ,

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The appointment follows the revelation that hundreds of unmarked graves of children have been found on the grounds of former residential schools across Canada.

An Inuk leader who has served as a Canadian diplomat has been named the country’s first Indigenous representative of the crown – an announcement that comes after a scandal over the country’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.

He said Queen Elizabeth II has approved the appointment of her representative in Canada.

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