Trudeau appoints Indigenous scholar to Senate

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has appointed Indigenous scholar Margo Greenwood as the most recent member of the Senate.

Greenwood’s father was Cree. She grew up on Treaty 6 lands in central Alberta.

A professor on the University of Northern British Columbia, Greenwood is an internationally acknowledged skilled in well being analysis, particularly Indigenous well being and well-being, says a press launch from the Prime Minister’s Office.

She additionally has held quite a lot of roles in analysis establishments and served as vice-president of Indigenous well being for the Northern Health Authority of British Columbia.

Greenwood can be an Officer of the Order of Canada and a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee medal.

She will fill a vacant Senate seat for B.C.

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