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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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Further Your Learning

Every child matters sticker and pledge formThe university is committed to sharing resources that will help further your learning about Indigenous culture.

The resources here are the perfect place to begin if you are just starting to learn about Indigenous culture and history in Canada, or can help you expand on your knowledge. Find resources that you can use in teaching, or in your studies.

Truth and Reconciliation: Beyond 94 Calls to Action

Discover how you can contribute to reconciliation efforts in your everyday life and how Ontario Tech is responding to Truth and Reconciliation and the 94 Calls to Action.
Learn more - Truth and Reconciliation: Beyond 94 Calls to Action

Library Resources

View curated resources from the Ontario Tech library.
Learn more - Library Resources

The Deepening Knowledge Project

This resource can help you bring Indigenous-authored materials into your classrooms and teachings.
Learn more - The Deepening Knowledge Project

Indigenous Knowledge Resurgence and Education

The Deepening Knowledge Project is a part of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. Led by a group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous faculty, students and staff, the project provides information about the history and perspectives of First Nations, Métis and Inuit and Native American cultures; information related to the issues of pressing concern to Indigenous peoples and their communities today; as well as curricula for teachers to incorporate this into teaching practice.

Indigenous Corporate Training INC.

Discover free eBooks and other resources.
Learn more - Indigenous Corporate Training INC.

Indigenization, Decolonization, and Reconciliation

What do these words mean?
Learn more - Indigenization, Decolonization, and Reconciliation
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