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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Remembrance Day services

Field of poppies

The campus community is invited to join all students, faculty and staff for Remembrance Day services on Wednesday, November 11.

At the university’s north Oshawa location, the Remembrance Day ceremony takes place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre, gyms 3, 4 and 5. This is event organized for the campus community by Student Association.

For those at the university's downtown Oshawa location, the Royal Canadian Legion and the City of Oshawa are hosting the Remembrance Day service at Memorial Park (outdoors at Simcoe Street South and Metcalfe Street), beginning at 10:25 a.m. At the conclusion of the ceremony there is a military parade along Simcoe Street to the Oshawa Armouries.