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In the university's journey towards reconciliation, it is important that we have educational tools to help us treat Indigenous guests and the communities around us with respect. 

Acknowledge the Traditional Territory

DOWNLOAD THE LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT INFORMATION SHEET (PDF)

Acknowledging the traditional territory is one way to express our respect, gratitude and appreciation for the Indigenous people who have inhabited and continue to live on the land we have been welcomed to share. It is recognition of their presence both in the past and the present. Recognition helps to create a welcome and safe environment for Indigenous students, their families and community members. To learn more, visit the land acknowledgement page.

Host an Indigenous Guest

DOWNLOAD THE GUIDELINES FOR HOSTING AN INDIGENOUS GUEST (PDF)

When booking an Indigenous guest, Indigenous Education and Cultural Services is available to help guide the process and suggest potential guests based on the needs outlined by the faculty, staff or student. In the university's journey towards reconciliation, it is important that we have educational tools to help us treat Indigenous guests and the communities around us with respect. 

Indigenous Education Advisory Circle

Download the Terms of Reference (PDF)

Ontario Tech University is committed to ensuring that decisions related to Indigenous education and scholarship at the university are informed and guided by the Indigenous communities which it serves. To this end, the Indigenous Education Advisory Circle (IEAC) provides guidance to the university on its current goals for Indigenous student enrolment, retention and support, and its efforts to enhance awareness of Indigenous history and celebrate Indigenous cultures and ways of knowing.

In accordance with the Aboriginal Education Strategy set out by the Province of Ontario, the Indigenous Education Advisory Circle is responsible for ensuring that Indigenous people are appropriately engaged in decision making by the institution on relevant issues. Consistent with the terms of the strategy, the IEAC includes the Provost as a representative of the university's senior administration with a direct link to the President as well as Academic Council and the Board of Governors. For more information, download the Terms of Reference.