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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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Chris Craig

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Chris Craig is currently engaged in the Education MA through Ontario Tech U and is an associate researcher for the EILab. As a lifelong learner, he can relate with and to diverse perspectives rooted in experiences as an educator, small-business operator, tradesperson, and artist. In a formal setting, Chris engaged in the development and implementation of educational curricula that focus on the implications of physical and mental competencies for emergency and justice services students. Holding a BA (Honours) in Education Studies & Digital Tech, along with a diploma in Fitness and Health, exploratory research to support resilient learners focuses on culture in eLearning environments, OER, and gamified learning.