President congratulates new queen of the Santa Rose First People
Created : 18 October 2019
The new Queen of the Santa Rosa First Peoples Nona Lopez Calderon Galera Moreno Aquan
President Paula Mae Weekes has congratulated the Santa Rosa First People on the coronation of their new queen.
In a release, the President said: "As a direct descendant of Pablo Lopez, a former Carib King, Nona Lopez Calderon Galera Moreno Aquan must be intimately aware of the challenges and obstacles which face the local indigenous community.
"While her heritage coupled with her international experience should put her in good stead to continue the legacy of the late Queen Cassar, I expect that she will carve her own path in the championing of indigenous affairs."
The President said she looks forward to seeing Queen Nona grasp the reins of leadership and continue to promote the advancement and recognition of the customs, traditions and rights of the Santa Rosa indigenous community.
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