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Year of the Inuit


 

National Inuit Leader Mary Simon, below, and her organization Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) kicked off their “2010: Year of the Inuit” initiative with a special reception in Peter Milliken’s dining room.

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Simon with senators from The Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples.

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Senator Carolyn Stewart-Olsen.

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Juno-award winner Susan Aglukark.

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Natural Resources Minister Lisa Raitt.

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Justice minister Rob Nicholson with Simon.

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Liberal MP Anita Neville (right) with Simon.

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Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea.

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Bloc MP Nicole Demers.

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Liberal MP Gerard Kennedy.

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Liberal staffers Christian Dicks (left) and Mathieu Gravel.

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Greg MacEachern (left) and  Robin MacLachlan from Summa.

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The food.

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The crowd.


 

Year of the Inuit

  1. I was there. Great food.

    Gail Sheas breathing is so loud I had to move across the room to properly hear the person I was talking to.

  2. That doesn't sound very good – healthwise.

  3. Hmm, she's really florid too. I wonder why the men MPs are so much better dressed than the women? Aside from the fact that women look idiotic in suits, Shea's suit is the wrong colour for her florid complexion, Anita Neville — lose that houndstooth: it's not your friend! Someone is wearing yellow plaid pants!

    And so it's the year of the Inuit — well, they have some splainin' to do — like what's wrong with the word Eskimo for starters?

    • Nothing is wrong with the word Eskimo, we just happen to call ourselves Inuit.

  4. I noticed that too but I did like Mary Simon's bear necklace….

    • I liked that accessory myself. She succeeds in looking elegant and informal at the same time.

  5. What's right with the word Eskimo?

  6. I like the idea of Mary Simon being next G G, she is a smart lady.

  7. Mary Simon as G G, I'm with that too!