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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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Anne Taylor-Vaisey, BA, MLS

IDRR Research AssociateAnne Taylor-Vaisey
Adjunct Professor, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9650-0418
anne.taylorvaisey@ontariotechu.ca

Anne Taylor-Vaisey completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Toronto, and her Master of Library Science degree at the University of Western Ontario (now Western University) in London, Ontario. Since then she has held librarian positions at Trent University, the University of Toronto's Office of Continuing Medical Education (now Continuing Education and Professional Development), Integrated Healthcare Communications Inc., and the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. She served as CMCC’s Reference Librarian from 2001 to 2013. Anne is a past president of the Toronto Health Libraries Association and of the Indexing Society of Canada. Since 2003 she has been on the editorial team of the Index to Chiropractic Literature (ICL), and in 2018 was appointed Editor of ICL. As a Research Associate with the Centre, she developed and executed literature searches for the OPTIMa systematic reviews and guidelines and for many of the Global Spine Care Initiative publications. She continues to work with members of the IDRR team on numerous projects, including the Canadian Chiropractic Guidelines Initiative and the rapid reviews for the College of Chiropractors of British Columbia.