Mary Simon's Installation as Canada's Governor General: Watch history being made and listen to it in Inuktitut (July 25, 2021)

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 25, 2021

  

Uvagut TV provides live coverage of Mary Simon’s Installation as Canada’s 30th Governor General in Inuktitut

Inuit audiences across Canada will be able to watch live coverage of Mary Simon’s Installation as the 30th Governor General of Canada on Uvagut TV in Inuktitut starting at 10:30 AM on Monday July 26.

Uvagut TV’s Lucy Tulugarjuk will host this special coverage live from Ottawa – providing commentary and insight from an Inuk perspective.

A prominent Inuk leader, Simon hails from Kuujjuaq, Nunavik. She is the first Indigenous person to be named governor general of Canada. 

Simon was Canada's first ambassador for circumpolar affairs, she was a senior negotiator representing Inuit during Constitution repatriation negotiations and played the lead role in negotiating the creation of the Arctic Council – a high-level intergovernmental forum for the eight Arctic states.

Simon has also served as Canada’s ambassador to Denmark and spent six years at the helm of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Canada’s national Inuit organization. Throughout her career she has been a passionate advocate for Inuit rights, language, and culture. 

About Uvagut TV

Uvagut TV, Canada’s first 24/7 Inuktut television channel, launched on January 18, 2021. Uvagut TV is available nationally to 600,000 Shaw Direct satellite subscribers, Arctic Coop Cable subscribers in Nunavut and NWT and FCNQ subscribers in Nunavik. Viewers around the world can watch the broadcast stream online 24/7 at www.uvagut.tv

Uvagut TV is owned and operated by Nunavut Independent Television Network (NITV), an Inuit owned non-profit founded in 1991 in Igloolik as a media arts centre. NITV is dedicated to the enhancement and preservation of Inuktut and Inuit culture through the creation and exhibition of Inuit video art, linking Nunavut communities through Internet television channels, local access internet-TV, media training and digital literacy initiatives, the production and distribution of Inuktut video and film — and now broadcast television.

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