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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: Desi Edition

March 2, 2022

I love Bollywood a.k.a desi music. It is something I frequently jam to in the car and at home when dancing my heart out. Bollywood music is actually an umbrella term for Hindi/Punjabi music. Bollywood songs are derived from the films they are cast in and often follow storylines for the different turns the plot takes. This genre of music heavily appeals to various emotions such as separation, celebration, anger, and most popularly, love. Given February is the month of love, it is only appropriate that I share some of my favourite songs with you. 

Check out our playlist: "Diversify Your Playlist: Desi Edition” on Spotify!