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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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Elder Tony Bomberry

One Haudenosaunee Man's Healing Journey from PTSD

The Criminology Graduate Student Association will be hosting Elder Tony Bomberry, Indigenous Law Worker at the Six Nations Justice Department. During the talk, Elder Bomberry will reflect on his journey through residential school, foster care and his experience providing justice programs to Indigenous men, women and youth. The talk with highlight his journey of trauma, healing, and courage, and how we can all continue to work toward understanding and healing.

Date: Tuesday, March 10
Time: 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Location: 61 Charles Street, Second-Floor Atrium

This event is in collaboration with the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and the President’s Indigenous Reconciliation Taskforce. Open to all Ontario Tech students and Faculty. 

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