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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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Faculty and Staff

The university supports our faculty and staff and works collaboratively to ensure student success. Below you will find resources to continue your individual learning as well as opportunities to better assist students.

Human Resources Professional Development

Indigenous workshops are offered to help develop a sense of gratitude, understanding and appreciation for Indigenous people, their history and the land we share.
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Host an Indigenous Guest

Request an Indigenous guest.
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Download the guidelines for hosting an Indigenous Guest

When booking an Indigenous guest, Indigenous Education and Cultural Services is available to help guide the process and suggest potential guests based on the needs outlined by the faculty, staff or student. In the university's journey towards reconciliation, it is important that we have educational tools to help us treat Indigenous guests and the communities around us with respect.

Indigenous Initiatives Consultation and Communication Process

Staff and faculty wishing to develop projects and initiatives related to Indigenization and reconciliation must consult with the Indigenous Education and Advisory Circle.
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Teaching and Learning Resources

Discover resources to support your continued learning.
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