The Government of Canada just introduced a brand new bill that could see an amendment of the Canadian citizenship oath that makes you an official Canuck..
The federal government announced the proposal in a statement on Friday, by way of Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.
The bill hopes to include an oath to the rights of Indigenous Peoples and make headway in the fight for reconciliation.
With this amendment, we are changing the Oath of Citizenship to be more inclusive, and taking steps to fundamentally transform the nature of our relationship with Indigenous Peoples
Minister Marco E. L. Mendicino
If passed, the new oath will read:
"I swear (or affirm) that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Queen of Canada, Her Heirs and Successors, and that I will faithfully observe the laws of Canada, including the Constitution, which recognizes and affirms the Aboriginal and treaty rights of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples, and fulfill my duties as a Canadian citizen."
The government said they remain committed to working with Indigenous Peoples and hope that this new change will demonstrate just that.