Nellie Cournoyea, who was the first Indigenous female premier in Canada, is the face of a new stamp issued by Canada Post. Cournoyea, now 83, led the Northwest Territories from 1991 to 1995 and spent a total of 16 years as an MLA. She was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2008."Nellie Cournoyea is known for the unwavering vision, work ethic and heart that have guided her fight for Indigenous self-determination and Inuit empowerment," Canada Post said. It held a ceremony in Ulukhaktok (formerly known as Holman) to mark the launch of the stamp, which is one of three featuring Indigenous leaders that will be formally released on June 21, 2023.

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