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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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Great start lifts women’s soccer program to No. 2 in national rankings

The UOIT Ridgebacks women's soccer team is ranked No. 2 in Canada for the week ending September 4, 2017.
The UOIT Ridgebacks women's soccer team is ranked No. 2 in Canada for the week ending September 4, 2017.

With three wins to start the regular season, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology Ridgebacks women’s soccer team is earning plenty of respect on the national stage.

The defending Ontario champions, who also earned a bronze medal at the 2016 U Sports national championship, find themselves ranked No. 2 in Canada early in the 2017 season. This marks the first time the women’s soccer program has reached as high as second place in the national rankings.

The Ridgebacks have posted victories over Carleton, Ottawa and Trent to stake an early claim on first place in the Ontario University Athletics East Division.

The Ridgebacks hit the road for games at Ryerson and Toronto this weekend before hosting the same universities on Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17 at Vaso’s Field.

Follow the Ridgebacks and all varsity sports programs at and on Twitter @OT_Ridgebacks.