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Mary Simon has been installed as governor-general and makes history as the first Indigenous person to serve as the Queen’s representative in Canada.

Governor General Designate Mary Simon is greeted by the Usher of the Black Rod J. Greg Peters as she arrives for the Governor General of Canada installation ceremony in Ottawa.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press

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Governor General designate Mary Simon arrives at the Senate to be installed as the new Governor General of Canada in Ottawa.Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press

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Governor General Mary Simon (centre) and dignitaries leave the Senate after she took the oath to become the 30th governor general of Canada in Ottawa.Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press

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Mary Simon and her husband Whit Fraser hold hands after she took the oath to become the 30th Governor General of Canada in Ottawa.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press

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Elder Sally Webster lights the qulliq for the installation of Mary Simon as Governor General of Canada in Ottawa.POOL/The Canadian Press

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The Collars of Office are shown during the installation of Mary Simon as Governor General of Canada in Ottawa.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press

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Canada's Governor General Mary Simon looks on as her husband Whit Fraser applauds after she took the oath to become the 30th Governor General of Canada in Ottawa.POOL/Reuters

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Attendees appalud after Mary Simon took the oath to become the 30th governor general of Canada in Ottawa.Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press

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Governor General Mary Simon is presented the Collars of Office as her husband Whit Fraser looks on after she took the oath to become the 30th Governor General of Canada in Ottawa.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press

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Mary Simon takes part in the Taking of the Oaths as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau look on during the installation ceremony for the Governor General of Canada in Ottawa.POOL/Reuters

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Governor General designate Mary Simon is greeted by David Chartrand, President of the Manitoba Metis Federation, as she makes her way to the Senate to be installed as the new Governor General of Canada in Ottawa.Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press

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Mary Simon, her husband Whit Fraser, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau watch drumming performed by the Ottawa River Singers as she arrives to be sworn in as the first indigenous Governor General during a ceremony on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.CHRISTINNE MUSCHI/Reuters

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Elder Claudette Commanda speaks during the installation of Mary Simon as Governor General of Canada in Ottawa.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press

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Mary Simon is sworn in as the Governor General of Canada during a ceremony in the Senate chamber in Ottawa.BLAIR GABLE/The Canadian Press

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Mary Simon greets indigenous Canadians as she leaves the senate after being sworn in as the first indigenous Governor General during a ceremony in Ottawa.PATRICK DOYLE/Reuters

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Mary Simon signs an oath as her husband Whit Fraser, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and wife Sophie Gregoire, and speaker of the house Anthony Rota look on after she was sworn in as the first indigenous Governor General during a ceremony in Ottawa,.PATRICK DOYLE/Reuters

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Governor General Mary Simon (centre) and her husband Whit Fraser greet artists who performed at the ceremony after she took the oath to become the 30th Governor General of Canada in Ottawa.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press

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Governor General Mary Simon inspects the honour guard as she arrives at Rideau Hall, in Ottawa.Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press

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Crowds gather to watch Governor General Mary Simon make her way to the War Memorial during a ceremony in Ottawa.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press

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Governor General Mary Simon speaks to Lieutenant-General Wayne Eyre, acting Chief of the Defence Staff, as she makes her way to a ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press

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Mary Simon and her husband Whit Fraser greet family and friends at Rideau Hall after being sworn in as Canada's first indigenous Governor General during a ceremony in Ottawa.CHRISTINNE MUSCHI/Reuters

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Governor General Mary Simon places flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ottawa.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press

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