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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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Indigenous Workshops

February

  • Beading Workshop - Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW)

    This beading project will take place in two parts.

    Dates and Times: Feb 28th 1 - 4pm and Mar 1st 1 - 3pm
    Location: SHA024

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April

  • Indigenous Jewelry Workshop

    Date: April 26th, 2023
    Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
    Location: SHA 024

    Row of beaded flowers

    If this pattern resonates with you, you might want to add Potawatomi weave to your beading repertoire. This simple stitch contains a pattern that looks like a row of forget-me-nots. We will use Preciosa seed beads for this project (which are some of the best in the bead world) to make a bracelet and earrings.

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May

Required Training for All Employees

  • 4 Seasons of Reconciliation

    4 Seasons of Reconciliation was selected by the President’s Indigenous Reconciliation Task Force as being a truly engaging multimedia course that includes high quality films and videos, quizzes, and an amazing arrangement of rich content.  This training highlights the historical and current experiences of Indigenous Peoples in Canada, beginning pre-contact and including modules on residential schools, intergenerational trauma, reconciliation & restitution, and more.

     All employees of Ontario Tech University are expected to register and participate in this training as part of our commitment to reconciliation. The course is 3 hours long and can be completed in stages. 

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    Highlights the historical and current experiences of Indigenous Peoples in Canada, beginning pre-contact and including modules on residential schools, intergenerational trauma, reconciliation & restitution, and more.