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Former Chief of Paqntkek First Nation named to the Senate of Canada

By Joe Thomson Jul 7, 2023 | 10:49 AM

The Canadian Senate building in Ottawa (Source: Twitter @SenateCA).

The former Chief of Paqntkek First Nation, Paul Prosper, was appointed to the senate of Canada this week by governor General of Canada, Mary Simon.

A graduate of Dalhousie and CBU, Prosper has over 25 years of experience in Indigenous legal issues, and has also served as he Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief for Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.

Prosper’s appointment was announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau along with fellow Indigenous Canadian Judy White.

They are just the 22nd and 23rd Indigenous people who have been named to the Senate of Canada.


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