Land Acknowledgement Acknowledging the Land at Durham College Durham College acknowledges the lands and Peoples of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation. We recognize the lands on which we gather are covered under the Williams Treaties and rest within the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the Anishinaabeg Nation, which also includes Algonquin, Chippewa, Odawa, Ojibway and Pottawatomi. It is through the treaty process that we are able to live, learn, teach and prosper in this region. We acknowledge with gratitude this land and the Indigenous Peoples who have cared for and continue to protect Turtle Island (North America) and its resources. We commit to the responsibility of reconciliation and the work of increasing awareness and understanding of our shared history. We do so by recognizing the past and working towards a shared future as friends and allies. It is important to note that the acknowledgement statement was created in consultation with Durham College’s First Peoples Indigenous Centre. To learn more about why we acknowledge the land and how to create your own Land Acknowledgement, visit the First Peoples Indigenous Centre.