Mary Simon speaks after being sworn-in as the first indigenous Governor General of Canada during a ceremony in the Senate chamber in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on Monday. Photo: Reuters Mary Simon speaks after being sworn-in as the first indigenous Governor General of Canada during a ceremony in the Senate chamber in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on Monday. Photo: Reuters
Mary Simon speaks after being sworn-in as the first indigenous Governor General of Canada during a ceremony in the Senate chamber in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on Monday. Photo: Reuters
Canada

Mary Simon sworn in as Canada’s first indigenous governor general

  • Simon’s appointment comes after the discoveries of more than 1,000 unmarked graves at church-run residential schools for Canada’s indigenous children
  • ‘I am honoured, humble and ready to be Canada’s first indigenous governor general,’ said Simon at a ceremony in Ottawa’s Senate on Monday

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Mary Simon speaks after being sworn-in as the first indigenous Governor General of Canada during a ceremony in the Senate chamber in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on Monday. Photo: Reuters Mary Simon speaks after being sworn-in as the first indigenous Governor General of Canada during a ceremony in the Senate chamber in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on Monday. Photo: Reuters
Mary Simon speaks after being sworn-in as the first indigenous Governor General of Canada during a ceremony in the Senate chamber in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on Monday. Photo: Reuters
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