Mary Simon’s story: The journey of Canada’s first Indigenous governor general

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Canada is preparing for a major historic milestone on Monday, when Inuk leader Mary Simon will be sworn in as the country 30th governor general – the first Indigenous woman in Canada to do so.

But her landmark role comes on top of a long list of duties Simon has served over the decades – from an Inuit representative who challenged the former prime minster Pierre Trudeau over equality rights, to acting as Canada’s ambassador to Denmark.

David Akin takes a look at her story, and how she pioneered a path from an Inuit village all the way into Rideau Hall.

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