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Canada has a new Inuk senator – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 201948 Views

7 January, 2019

Inuvialuk Margaret Dawn Anderson appointed to the Senate on Dec. 12

The Senate of Canada once again has an Inuk member, with the recent appointment of a Northwest Territories public servant to its ranks.

Margaret Dawn Anderson, who is Inuvialuk, was one of four new and independent Senators appointed last month, the Prime Minister’s Office announced on Dec. 12.

At the time of her appointment, Anderson was enrolled in a master’s program studying Indigenous governance. She also worked as a policy analyst for the Inuvialuit Regional Corp., where she has taken part in Inuvialuit self-government negotiations with the territorial and federal governments.

Anderson previously worked in community justice and policing, and helped develop the N.W.T.’s restorative justice-focused Wellness Court.

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