Cameron: Simon’s appointment long time coming – Humboldt Journal

Cameron: Simon’s appointment long time coming – Humboldt Journal

by ahnationtalk on July 20, 202110 Views

July 19, 2021

Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Chief Bobby Cameron has welcomed the recent appointment of Mary Simon as Canada’s Governor General, but adds it should have been done a long time ago. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, early this month, appointed Simon as the first Indigenous person to be the 30th Governor General since Confederation, replacing Julie Payette.

The Indigenous Peoples of Canada welcomed Simon’s appointment calling Trudeau’s move one step towards healing and reconciliation for the atrocities and other repressive policies the country’s First Peoples have experienced.

“We want to acknowledge Prime Minister Trudeau on the appointment. We were satisfied and grateful that he did that,” Cameron said after Saturday’s unveiling of a flag honouring Indigenous children who lost their lives in residential schools.

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