Huffington Post: Melanie Mark becomes first Indigenous woman in cabinet

VICTORIA — British Columbia’s New Democrat Premier John Horgan was sworn in on Tuesday.

He announced that his cabinet is the first in B.C. to achieve gender parity, with 10 women in cabinet and one named as minister of state.

The cabinet also includes an Indigenous woman for the first time, with Melanie Mark named minister of advanced education, skills and training. In 2016, Mark became the first woman from a First Nation to serve as an MLA.

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