MSR appointed to represent Indigenous people

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On August 5, Mary Simon was appointed as the Minister’s Special Representative (MSR). This position will allow Simon to lead engagements and provide advice to the Government of Canada about the realities and needs of Inuit and other northerners in Canada in efforts to implement the commitments of the March 10, 2016 US-Canada Joint Statement.

It “is a concrete step in realizing a meaningful shared Arctic Leadership model, inclusive of Inuit,” says Nancy Karetak-Lindell, President of the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) Canada.

Mary Simon is an accomplished Inuit leader with significant experience at the regional, national and international levels.