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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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Arajenthira (AJ) Narenthira

Ridgeback Student Voices Assistant

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

My name is Arajen Narenthira, but I'm also known as AJ, I am a third-year Criminology and Justice student. At the moment I have taken part in the SAC, Peer leading and Ambassador program at our university. Some things I enjoy doing are playing video games, watching movies and obviously listening to music (don't be surprised if most of my articles are on those things). I love to relax and talk about things I find interesting, so hopefully, I can share that through here!


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