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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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Sheldon Jordan

Speaker: Sheldon Jordan, Analysis Coordinator for Illicit Markets, INTERPOL.

Title: "Compliance and Enforcement in a Brave New (Green) World"

Bio: Sheldon Jordan is an Analysis Coordinator for INTERPOL's Illicit Goods Programme since 2022. Prior, he was Director General of Wildlife Enforcement with Environment and Climate Change Canada's Enforcement Branch for 12 years. He has over 30 years of law enforcement experience in multiple field and leadership roles, covering operations, policy and criminal intelligence. Sheldon is a Past Chair of INTERPOL's Wildlife Crime Working Group and is a current member of the UK Government's Illegal Wildlife Trade Advisory Board.