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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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Hallmark Movies and the Canadian Film Industry

Hallmark movies are a familiar, fun, and formulaic part of many people’s holiday viewing habits. Did you know most of them are also Canadian? Learn more about the role Hallmark movies play in Canada’s entertainment industries—and why we can’t even get the Hallmark Channel here in the first place!

This event was held on December 14, 2020

Speaker bio

Dr. Andrea Braithwaite is an Associate Teaching Professor of Communication and Digital Media Studies at Ontario Tech University. She specializes in crime stories across pop culture and is part of a research team investigating Canadian crime film, which is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. 

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