Oakville’s Sheridan College unveils Treaty Recognition signs
Published November 10, 2023 at 11:03 am
Sheridan College in Oakville unveiled its Treaty recognition signs on campus Thursday, honouring the sale of lands from the Mississaugas of the Credit that eventually led to the creation of the Town of Oakville.
“We are honoured to unveil a very important marker on our campuses today to recognize that Sheridan’s presence on this land was made possible by the Treaties made with the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation,” Sheridan College President Janet Morrison said. “Sheridan has a responsibility as a colonial institution to uphold the obligations and to educate others about those obligations so that meaningful truth and reconciliation can take place.”
Sheridan’s Trafalgar Road and Hazel McCallion Campuses sit on Treaty 14 (signed 1806) and Davis Campus on Treaty 19 (signed 1818). a
The Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, which was represented at the unveiling by Councillor Veronica King-Jamieson, said they were “proud” to join the college to honour Treaties Recognition Week.
The signs were created with the help of indigenous community members and their allies and will be placed at various locations around the Oakville, Brampton and Mississauga campuses.
Founded in 1967, Sheridan has grown from a local college of 400 students to a comprehensive postsecondary institution with more than 23,000 full-time and 1,741 part-time students on three campuses.
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