Mary Simon, originally from Nunavik, the Inuit region of Arctic Quebec, is being sworn in as Canada’s 30th Governor General.
She is the first Indigenous person to hold the post.
The ceremony is taking place at the Senate building in Ottawa and is being streamed by CBC News in English and Inuktitut.
Related stories from around the North:
Finland: Miners hunting for metals to battery cars threaten Finland’s Sámi reindeer herders’ homeland, The Independent Barents Observer
Norway: The Arctic railway: Building a future or destroying a culture?, Eye on the Arctic
Russia: Indigenous Peoples call on Nornickel’s global partners to demand environmental action, The Independent Barents Observer
United States: Indigenous groups in Alaska welcome Biden’s bid to protect critical Bering Sea area, Radio Canada International