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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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

InSTEM@Home

Youth testing toy car made during workshopTo directly bring accessible and engaging STEM education to Indigenous youth from Grades 1 to 9, the InSTEM@Home program is a series of Engineering Design and Coding workshops that align with the Ontario Curriculum and are presented from an Indigenous perspective.

 

Students in this program will receive a free home kit containing materials and equipment to provide a hands-on method to learn about STEM. In a community-oriented and Indigenous-led environment, the InSTEM@Home program aims to provide support for Indigenous youth as we illustrate parallels between traditional ways of knowing and western practices, highlight Indigenous STEM role models, and encourage Indigenous youth to pursue STEM education and careers.

Please note that the InSTEM@Home will take place on Google Meets. Further information will be provided after registration.

 

If you have any questions about the programs, please email Mickole Mulano, Engineering Outreach Coordinator, at mickole.mulano@ontariotechu.ca

 

We are pleased to offer our Indigenous Youth Programs at no cost to families with the generous support of Actua and the Government of Canada’s CanCode program.

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