Mary Simon, Indigenous leader, will be Canada’s next governor general

From Nunavik, in northern Quebec, Simon has been an advocate for Inuit rights and culture, and is an Officer of the Order of Canada. She has also worked alongside the federal government on several files over many years, including as an Arctic ambassador. Now, she will take on the role of the Queen’s representative in Canada.

Court Painter with portrait of Mary Simon , Canada’s first indigenous and 30th Governor General