Among the more rarely discussed Calls to Action are 93 and 94, relating to Newcomers to Canada. While there has been some movement to address these Calls, the citizenship education for new Canadians remains deeply colonial.
Dr. Lucy El-Sherif is an Egyptian Muslim immigrant, mother and scholar, focusing on Arab and Muslim youth subjectivity on Turtle Island through Palestinian dabke (Shami folk-dancing). Through dance, she examines how social citizenship is learned, embodied and challenged in racialized diasporic and transnational communities. Her research asks what it means to dance a relationship to one stolen land, Palestine, on another stolen land, Haudenosaunee territory. Dr. El-Sherif is an Assistant Professor in the Global Peace & Social Justice and the Gender & Social Justice programs at McMaster University.