Anderson named NWT’s first female Senator

For the first time the Senator for the Northwest Territories is a woman, indigenous and politically non-affiliated.
Margaret Dawn Anderson who grew up in Tuktoyaktuk, is the new independent senator for the NWT.
According to yesterday’s announcement from the Prime Minister’s Office, Ms. Anderson is currently working as a Policy Analyst intern with the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation to prepare her defence for the Community Governance Project. In this role, she has participated in Inuvialuit self-government negotiations between the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, the Government of the Northwest Territories, and the Government of Canada.

Anderson is also joined by former Yukon Liberal Premier Pat Duncan. Yukon and the NWT seats in the Red Chamber had been vacant for over a year.
Dr. Stanley Kutcher of Nova Scotia and Ontario’s Dr. Rosemary Moodie were also appointed to the Senate yesterday.

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Josh Campbell
Splash is back as the host of Denendeh Sunrise, CKLB's morning current affairs program. Campbell was mentored by longtime host and Gwich'in entertainer William Greenland. Josh, as he's known professionally by folks across the broadcast industry has worked for CBC North, CKRW the Rush in Yukon, and at CJCD Mix 100. Before moving north for his love of radio and Indigenous culture in 2007, Campbell graduated from Loyalist College's Broadcast Journalism Program in Belleville, Ontario the traditional territory of the Tyendinaga Mohawks. Campbell is proud of his Scottish and Irish ancestry. He was born and raised along the Tobique River the home of the Wolastoqiyik, Tobique Maliseet Nation.

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