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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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Ontario Tech University alumna Lena McNeill (Bachelor of Health Sciences (Medical Laboratory Science), class of 2020).

Ontario Tech workshop helps Indigenous student align passion with entrepreneurship

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Sunday, June 21 marks National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada.

Ontario Tech celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21

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Red dresses displayed in Ontario Tech University's North Oshawa Campus Library.

REDress Campus Campaign to shine spotlight on MMIWG2S crisis – February 10 to 14

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Dr. Steven Murphy, President and Vice-Chancellor, Ontario Tech University, signs the Dimensions charter.

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Ontario Tech University's new logo.

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Watch the Future History docuseries

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Dr. Shilpa Dogra, Associate Professor and Director of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences speaks at International Day of Women and Girls in Science announcement at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (February 11, 2019). Also at podium (from left): Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Whitby MP; The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport; and The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality.

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First Contact takes six average Canadians, all with strong opinions about Indigenous people, on a unique 28-day journey into Indigenous Canada.

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61 Charles Street Building at the university's downtown Oshawa location.

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