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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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Class of 2020

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Congrats Class of 2020!

Typically we start a convocation ceremony with a land acknowledgement of the traditional territory in which we are gathering and an Indigenous honour song and smudging ceremony. Our university campus is situated on the Traditional Territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishnaabeg Nation, which includes Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. We encourage everyone to take a moment to acknowledge that the land they are on is the traditional territory of many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Metis people. As a university community, we are dedicated to continue to increase our awareness, understanding and gratitude for the lands we share.

We look forward to our in-person convocation ceremony where we will begin with a traditional honour song and smudging ceremony to bring positive energy and start things off in a good way.