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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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Oshawa Museum

For many years, the Oshawa Museum has been a bastion of historical preservation, dedicated to sharing the rich and diverse history of Oshawa. Nestled on the shores of Lake Ontario in the serene Lakeview Park, this museum is a treasure trove of knowledge, exhibitions, and archival treasures, managed by the Oshawa Historical Society.

Students are offered a unique chance to explore and study the Oshawa Museum, situated on the traditional territory and treaty lands of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation. In recognizing the importance of acknowledging the land on which this institution stands, we pay our respects to the signatory communities of the Williams Treaties and the Mississauga Nation, as well as the broader Indigenous community, for their enduring resilience and profound contributions to the Durham Region.

This program provides students with an enriching experience that goes beyond the classroom. Through this program, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of Oshawa's history, from its Indigenous inhabitants to present day. This educational journey includes guided tours of the Oshawa Museum's exhibitions, including the captivating "A Carrying Place," which illuminates the rich tapestry of Indigenous history in the Durham Region.

Students will embark on a transformative learning experience, gaining insights into Indigenous history, archaeology, and the enduring legacy of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation. This partnership with the Oshawa Museum promises to be an unforgettable educational adventure that complements academic studies and broadens horizons

Program Details

Business and IT



Oshawa Museum


Time and Duration

March 5th, 2024



Free ($5 donation suggested)


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