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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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Terrorism, Hate, and Surveillance

The roots of terrorism and hate are multifaceted but can be explained through social, political, and economic contexts. Strategies for addressing terrorism and hate often entail state surveillance as well as legal and non-legal strategies. Our Criminology faculty work to highlight these strategies and the impacts terrorism and hate have on its victims. The Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism at our university is affiliated with our Criminology program and works to advance awareness, understanding, and prevention of hate, bias, and extremism.    

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