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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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Amanpreet Jolly

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Hello! My name is Amanpreet Jolly but my friends call me Aman. I am a third-year Life Science student with hopes to study medicine. I greatly value mentorship, advocacy and community-building, hence why I am an Ontario Tech Peer Leader, Ambassador, President of the Students Recognizing the Residents Club and a member of the Science Council. I love to dance and I am a fitness fanatic! For over 11 years, I have been learning and teaching Bhangra and Bollywood dance. Recently, I started recording choreographies on YouTube! I believe kindness is contagious and I hope to leave a positive impact on all that I do.

 

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