Call to Action # 93

We call upon the federal government, in collaboration with the national Aboriginal organizations, to revise the information kit for newcomers to Canada and its citizenship test to reflect a more inclusive history of the diverse Aboriginal peoples of Canada, including of information about the Treaties and the history of residential schools

Why “Stalled”?

On June 4, 2021 the government indicated they are “still revamping the content of the new citizenship guide to make it more inclusive. The new guide will have one chapter on residential schools”. After almost four years, the federal government is still struggling to announce the completion of the revised Citizenship Guide.

Federal Government announced on July 24, 2017 that they had developed a “draft” version of a new study guide for the citizenship exam integrating indigenous content based on discussions with the Assembly of First Nations, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and the Métis National Council, as well as Indigenous historians. 

Current Status

July 5, 2022

Stalled

Previous Status

May 14, 2022

Stalled

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