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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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Women’s soccer team captures UOIT’s first-ever OUA championship

Ridgebacks make history with 1-0 gold medal game win over Queen’s

Ridgebacks women's soccer team celebrate their provincial win.
Ridgebacks women's soccer team celebrate their provincial win.

For the first time in its 13-year history, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is celebrating a provincial sports championship.

The UOIT Ridgebacks women’s soccer team capped off a remarkable Ontario University Athletics (OUA) season on November 6 by capturing the gold medal at the OUA Championships in London, Ontario.

The Ridgebacks earned the title of Ontario champion with a 1-0 win over the Queen’s Gaels. The win over the defending OUA champs followed the Ridgebacks’ 3-1 semi-final victory on November 4 over the Windsor Lancers.

The Ridgebacks, who also won the OUA East Division regular-season crown, advance as the top Ontario seed to the U Sports (formerly Canadian Interuniversity Sport) national championship November 10 to 13 at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.