The prime minister of Canada has nominated the first ever Indigenous person to the country’s top court—a move being lauded as a historic moment for Canada.

Justice Michelle O’Bonsawin is bilingual—fluent in English and French—and is an Abenaki member of the Odanak First Nation. Since 2017, she has been a judge in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Ottawa, Canada’s capital—also the first Indigenous woman to sit on that court’s bench.