The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) acknowledges that we have worked in many different Indigenous territories since the inception of the organization. We are grateful to the Indigenous and municipal communities that have worked with us over the past 20 years.
We further acknowledge that today we are working in northwestern Ontario in the traditional territory of Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation with the community of Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation and the Township of Ignace.
In southern Ontario, we are working in the traditional territory of Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) with the two SON communities – Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation and Chippewas of Saugeen First Nation – and the Municipality of South Bruce.
We further acknowledge that in both the northwest and the south, we have the privilege of working with other First Nations and organizations, with Métis communities and the Métis Nation of Ontario, and many municipal communities that have all expressed an interest in learning about our work.
As part of our commitment to Reconciliation, we recognize both the historic and current injustices far too many Indigenous communities endure. We pledge to do our part to encourage well-being in communities with which we work.