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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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Free Screening with Director

Filmed across four continents over 22 months, Emmy-winning director David Schumacher’s film focuses on how the generation facing the most severe impact of climate change is fighting back with ingenuity and hope.  The New Fire tells a provocative and startling positive story about a planet in crisis and the young heroes who are trying to save it. 

"The New Fire" movie poster

The New Fire Film Screening and Fireside Chat

Thursday, October 18, 2018
5:45 to 8: 45 p.m.
Regent Theatre, 50 King Street East, Oshawa, ON

Free admission
Free popcorn

After the screening there will be a discussion with the film’s director, David Schumacher and Jacquie Hoornweg, a professional communicator and policy advisor who works with multi-disciplinary teams that help build sustainable infrastructure for a better world.

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