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Jun 22, 2021
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— New laws on Indigenous relations: Two pieces of legislation concerning Ottawa’s relationship with Indigenous peoples received royal assent and became law yesterday. They were Bill C-15, which will see Canada formally adopt the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and Bill C-8, which changes the oath of citizenship to acknowledge Canada’s treaties with Indigenous communities.
Meanwhile, the House of Commons unanimously adopted a motion calling for a national residential school monument in Ottawa and for financial resources to support Indigenous communities’ efforts to identify unmarked burial sites at former residential schools. It also called on Ottawa to ensure religious entities provide access to relevant archives.
According to a new survey, a growing portion of Canadians recognize that individuals have roles to play in reconciliation efforts.
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