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Canadian Citizen: Reconciliation Commission and Citizenship Act

canadian citizen: It simply requires a legislative change to the Citizenship Act, according to Toronto Star. The wording of the new oath was recommended by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The Canadian Press reports that a revised oath requiring new Canadians to faithfully observe this country's treaties with Indigenous peoples is under consideration. It reads with the new addition in italics I swear or affirm that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, her heirs and successors, and that I will faithfully observe the laws of Canada including treaties with Indigenous Peoples, and fulfill my duties as a Canadian citizen. At the same time, Ottawa is rewriting the study guide used for the citizenship exam to include extensive references to Indigenous history and culture. Documents obtained by CP also suggest the government wants to change the script delivered at citizenship ceremonies to refer to the traditional territories the event is taking place on, and include remarks on the history of Indigenous peoples. ( As reported in the news.