Calls to Action for Newcomers to Canada and the Violence of Citizenship Education - by Lucy El-Sherif
26 September 2023
YELLOWHEAD BRIEF #137 | SEP 26, 2023 Calls to Action for Newcomers to Canada and the Violence of Citizenship Education by Lucy El-Sherif THE TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION OF CANADA The “Progress” of Call to Action 94 — The Oath of concluded its work in 2015 with their Final Report and 94 Citizenship Calls to Action. [...] (Notably, the the information kit for newcomers to Canada and its bill that legislated this, Bill C-8, was only accelerated in citizenship test to reflect a more inclusive history of 2021 after the discovery of unmarked gravesites on the the diverse Aboriginal peoples of Canada, including grounds of a Kelowna residential school, children killed by information about the Treaties and the history of. [...] It also biases by snowmobile in the winter and all-terrain vehicles in the new Canadians’ interpretations of present-day legacies summer from Resolute to the Magnetic North Pole, and and conflicts related to extraction and development, keep the flag flying in Canada’s Arctic” (note the lowercase such as Indigenous resistance and solidarity against the letter “i” in Indigenous). [...] The Yukon panel characterizes William Logan, a Scottish settler, as an “immigrant” and erases any mention All of the above speak to the high cost of the inexplicable of the Champagne and Aishihik, Kluane and White River delays in meeting the demands of Call 93. [...] Calls to Action for Newcomers to Canada Similar to how adults teach children to say the magic word and the Violence of Citizenship Education Yellowhead “please” to access privileges, the need to take the Oath and Institute.