Inuit leaders to attend Queen’s funeral in Canada’s delegation
Mary Simon, Natan Obed among representatives going to London for ceremony Monday
Two Inuit representatives will be part of Canada’s delegation attending the funeral of Queen Elizabeth in London on Monday, the Prime Minister’s Office announced.
Gov. Gen. Mary Simon and Natan Obed, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami will be among the Canadian representatives.
Other Indigenous members of the delegation include Assembly of First Nations National Chief RoseAnne Archibald, and president of the Métis National Council Cassidy Caron.
Also among those attending will be Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and former prime ministers Kim Campbell, Jean Chretien, Paul Martin and Stephen Harper.
In Canada, the Queen’s funeral will be marked as a national day of mourning.
The Queen died Sept. 8, at the age of 96. She was Canada’s longest-serving Queen, reigning for 70 years.
She visited Nunavut once, in 2002. She also visited the area twice before it became a territory, in 1970 and 1994.