New citizenship oath to cover references to treaties with Indigenous People

The new and revised oath of citizenship  will require new Canadians to faithfully observe the country’s treaties with Indigenous Peoples is nearly complete.When the proposed text was put to focus groups composed of both recent immigrants and longtime Canadian residents.

It reads: “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 fulfil my duties as a Canadian citizen.”

The language comes from the 94th and final recommendation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which examined the legacy of Canada’s residential schools.

The Liberals had originally been aiming to unveil both the new guide and oath around Canada Day, but work is ongoing.

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