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In photos: Lieutenant-Governor Edith Dumont meets Indigenous leaders at Massey College

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Edith Dumont, centre, Ontario’s newly installed lieutenant-governor, meets Indigenous leaders at Massey College – including Gimaa Stacey Laforme, far right, chief of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation (photo by Lisa Lightbourn)

In her first official event as lieutenant-governor of Ontario, Edith Dumont paid a visit to Massey College at the University of Toronto to attend a ceremony honouring the enduring treaty relationship between Indigenous Peoples and the Crown.
, Dumont headed to Massey’s – one of three Chapels Royal in Canada, and the only one with its own title in an Indigenous language: Gi-Chi-Twaa Gimaa Nini Mississauga Anishinaabek AName Amik (The King’s Anishinaabek Sacred Place).
Joined by her husband and children, Dumont took part in an outdoor ceremony before making her way inside for a viewing of the chapel with Indigenous leaders.
Creative producer Lisa Lightbourn was there to capture the event:

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(photo by Lisa Lightbourn)

Dumont presented a tobacco pouch to Elder Garry Sault of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation as part of the ceremony.

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(photo by Lisa Lightbourn)

The ceremony began with the lighting of a sacred fire, followed by a song from Elder Sault.

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(photo by Lisa Lightbourn)

Attendees joined in a circle around the sacred fire.

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(photo by Lisa Lightbourn)

Left to right: Anna Kennedy, chair of ֱ’s Governing Council, and Nathalie Des Rosiers, principal of Massey College, welcomed Dumont as she arrived.

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