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Oakville North-Burlington: Summer Intern and Mariam Manaa

oakville north-burlington: The petition, 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, according to NOW Magazine. Paquette is chair of the Halton Indigenous Education Advisory Council. A petition calling on the federal government to redesign the current Canadian Citizenship study guide and exam to acknowledge Indigenous history has received the 500 signatures required to be formally tabled in the House. The changes proposed in the petition, he says, would uphold the commitment made by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in his mandate letter to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada to educate new Canadians on the intergenerational effects of residential schools and Canada's legacy of colonialism. It contains only one paragraph on residential schools. The current Discover Canada study guide and citizenship exam does not include any requirement to learn about the Indigenous nations of Canada. ( As reported in the news.