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Mary May Simon: Canada’s First Indigenous Governor General

Catalogue Number:  CTV897
Producer:  CTV
Producing Agencies:  CTV
Subject:  Biography, Canadian History, Canadian Politics, Canadian Social Issues, Canadian Social Studies, Canadian World Studies, Character Education, Citizenship Education, Criminal Justice & Law, Current Events, Family Studies/Home Economics, First Nations Studies, Guidance, Health, History, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Politics, Social Issues, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Women's Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  6 - 8, 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2022
Running Time:  11:25

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CTV’s Annie Bergeron Oliver interviews Canada's Governor General Mary May Simon at the 73rd Frankfurt Book Fair where Canada was the Guest of Honour. May Simon says the path forward to reconciliation involves difficult but crucial conversations. “I think that role is very important because without that understanding, without the work that is necessary, reconciliation is going to be a very slow process. It’s a lifelong process, but we somehow have to speed it up a bit without being disrespectful to those that have been done harm to,” she said.

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