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Mariam Manaa: Paquette and Summer Intern

mariam manaa: Paquette is chair of the Halton Indigenous Education Advisory Council, according to Rabble. Manaa wanted to create an online petition asking the federal government to redesign the current Canadian Citizenship guide and exam to acknowledge Indigenous history. Petition E-1228, an initiative of Mariam Manaa, a former summer intern in the office of Oakville North-Burlington Liberal MP Pam Damoff, is supported by Stephen Paquette, a member of the Anishinaabe from Wikwemikong First Nation on Manitoulin Island. Paquette volunteered to play a supporting role to Manaa's initiative. The citizenship exam would be modified to include a question about the traditional territories new Canadians inhabit. The petition calls on the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada IRCC to continue working in consultation and partnership with Indigenous Nations across Canada as well as the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs to redevelop the study guide curriculum to acknowledge Indigenous Treaty Rights and educate new Canadians on intergenerational effects of residential schools and the legacy of colonialism. ( As reported in the news.