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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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Road to Equity Podcast

November 3, 2021

The Level 4 Ambassador Equity group proudly presents the Road to Equity podcast. The podcast will discuss various equity, diversity and inclusion-related topics and each episode will feature a member or friend of the Ontario Tech University community. Check back soon as more episodes will be posted throughout the year!

Episode 1 - The Ryerson Statue

In this episode of Road to Equity, Ontario Tech student Amanda Wiseman sits down with Laura Beaulne-Stuebing, a journalist for University Affairs. The two discuss the toppling of the Egerton Ryerson statue, what it means for Indigenous reconciliation and things we as students can do to help.

The Ryerson Statue

The Ryerson Statue

November 3, 2021
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