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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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Diversify Your Playlist: Black History Month Edition

February 22, 2022

As we continue to celebrate the accomplishments of the Black community throughout the month of February, it’s time to take a moment to add some amazing up-and-coming Black Artists to our Spotify playlists. It is no secret that the soundtrack of history was heavily influenced by Black culture, everything from R&B to Disco. For many, music provides a safe haven from the outside world and creates a space to share lived experiences through a creative outlet. We hear this in artists such as Prince who famously once said: “Music is the ultimate power, love is simply the message and the truth will set you free.” This playlist ranges from Electric to Country in almost an hour span so put in a pair of headphones and let the journey unfold.