NWMO

Information Sessions

The goal of our information sessions is to ensure that the OCIP constituency is fully engaged with the Nuclear Waste Management Organization as it works collaboratively with Indigenous peoples on an approach that is socially acceptable, technically sound, environmentally responsible and economically feasible for the safe, long-term management of used nuclear fuel. During 2016, OCIP will be hosting information sessions across Northern Ontario.

Blind River Information Session

On Saturday, May 28th, 2016, OCIP hosted an Information Session at Monique’s Restaurant in Blind River, Ontario. The event was held to inform Indigenous peoples in the Blind River area concerning NWMO’s plans for the long-term care of used nuclear fuel and the process being implemented to identify an informed and willing community to host the project.

Notable Participants :

  • Elder – Willie Pine, Mississaugi First Nation
  • Elder – Isabel Meawasige, Serpent River First Nation
  • Brad Maggrah – President, Ontario Coalition of Aboriginal People
  • Ron Swain – National Vice Chief, Indigenous Peoples’ Assembly of Canada
  • Carol Hughes – Member of Parliament
  • Chris Astles – General Manager, CAMECO
  • ELNOS Serpent River Youth
  • Youth from Mississauga First Nation
  • OCIP members
  • Ray Hatfield – NWMO
  • Eric Kremer – NWMO
  • Ross Holden – NWMO

Sault Ste. Marie Aboriginal Youth Information Session

On Saturday, February 27, 2016, the Ontario Coalition of Aboriginal People (OCIP) hosted an information session in Sault Ste. Marie at the Indian Friendship Centre. The event was held to inform Aboriginal youth in the area about the Nuclear Waste Management Organization’s (NWMO) Adaptive Phased Management plan, including the process being used to identify a site for Canada’s used nuclear fuel and to ensure that the site is safe and secure and has an informed and willing host.
 
Notable Participants :

  • Elder – Chief Paul Syrette, Ketegaunseebee Garden River First Nation
  • Youth Facilitator – Teddy Syrette
  • Tianna Fisher – OCIP Youth Director
  • Ron Swain – National Vice Chief, Indigneous Peoples’ Assembly of Canada
  • Jessica Bolduc – 4Rs Youth Movement
  • Ray Hatfield – NWMO
  • Eric Kremer – NWMO
  • Devi Shantial – NWMO

Thunder Bay Information Session

On Saturday, August 6, 2016, OCIP hosted an Information Session at The Victoria Inn in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The event was one more in the series of information sessions to inform Indigenous peoples about the NWMO's Adaptive Phased Management plan, including the process being used to identify a site for Canada's used nuclear fuel and ensure that the site is safe and secure and has an informed and willing host. 

Notable Participants:

Elder – Isabelle Mercier

Elmer St. Pierre – OCIP Acting President

Jon MacDonald – President, Jackfish Métis Association

Paul Pugh – Councillor, McKellar Ward, City of Thunder Bay

Robyn Medicine – Aboriginal Relations, Thunder Bay Public Library

Moffat Makuto – Executive Director, Multicultural Association of Northwestern Ontario

Ray Hatfield – Senior Advisor, Aboriginal Community Relations, NWMO

Erik Kremer – Senior Engineer, Repository Safety, NWMO

 

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