Earlier today (Oct. 17), Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) issued a Reconciliation Policy that sets out how the organization will contribute to Reconciliation.
Under the policy, the NWMO commits to respectful and meaningful engagement with Indigenous peoples and communities, providing cultural awareness and Reconciliation training to staff and contractors, and annually publishing a Reconciliation implementation plan.
The policy builds on existing commitments to work together by co-creating a shared future built on rights, equity and well-being with First Nation and Métis communities. It also builds on NWMO’s commitment to collaboratively implement Canada’s plan for the safe, long-term management of used nuclear fuel.
The policy was formalized and blessed through an Indigenous Sunrise Ceremony in King City.