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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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Indigenous Recognition Days

Moose Hide Campaign

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Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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Treaties Recognition Week

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  • January 4: National Ribbon Skirt DayIECS team members at an information booth
  • February 14: Red Dress Day and Women’s Memorial March
  • March 31: National Indigenous Languages Day
  • May 5National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Two-Spirit People
  • June: National Indigenous History Month
  • June 21: National Indigenous Peoples Day
  • September 30: Orange Shirt Day and National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
  • October 4Sisters in Spirit. Honoring the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls
  • November: Treaties Recognition Week (first week of November)
  • November 7: Inuit Day
  • November 8: Indigenous Veterans Day
  • November 16: Louis Riel Day