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Fri Aug 19, 2022, 09:58 AM

Michelle O'Bonsawin of Odanak First Nation nominated to Supreme Court of Canada

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Friday his nomination of Michelle O'Bonsawin to the Supreme Court of Canada.

She would become the first Indigenous person to serve on Canada's highest court.

O'Bonsawin is an Abenaki member of the Odanak First Nation. She is Franco-Ontarian and fluently bilingual, according to a news release announcing the nomination.

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"As an Abenaki woman, I have a deep appreciation of the situation of Indigenous peoples," she said.

"I have seen how the Indigenous perspective can be different from that of the rest of Canada's population, while recognizing that all our unique perspectives are at the heart of our country. Such experiences have also shown me that all Canadians are different and unique, while we all have common elements at the core of our points of view."

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https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/michelle-obonsawin-scc-nomination-1.6556152

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Response to Spazito (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2022, 10:03 AM

1. Excellent! 👏👏👏👏

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 19, 2022, 10:05 AM

2. I am thrilled!

It is long past time for this.

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Response to Spazito (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 19, 2022, 10:08 AM

3. It sure is long past time!

One of my fav things to contemplate what the world would be like had the natives prevailed.

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 19, 2022, 10:11 AM

4. Mother Earth would be in a much better place...

that's for sure.

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Response to Spazito (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 19, 2022, 10:24 AM

5. Absolutely!

And a healthy respect & appreciation for other species would likely be the norm.

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 19, 2022, 10:27 AM

6. Exactly...

and their governance structure was matriarchal which also would have made for a very different world, imo.

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Response to Spazito (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 19, 2022, 10:53 AM

7. Sounds perfect!

In a parallel dimension...

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