How we can start to walk the path of reconciliation?


Jason Tian, 7, from China, reads along with the French language portion while taking the oath of citizenship with his brother and mom during a special Canada Day citizenship ceremony in West Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday, July 1, 2017. DARRYL DYCK / THE CANADIAN PRESS
Jason Tian, 7, from China, reads along with the French language portion while taking the oath of citizenship with his brother and mom during a special Canada Day citizenship ceremony in West Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday, July 1, 2017. DARRYL DYCK / THE CANADIAN PRESS

On July 1, hundreds of new citizens swore their allegiance to this country and promised to faithfully observe its laws. Unlike me, they received a very brief overview of the history of Indigenous peoples. Like me, they did not promise to faithfully honour the Treaties with Indigenous peoples.

Originally published in the Ottawa Citizen on July 7, 2017.  Read article.

 


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