11. Aboriginal Dialogues
The overall goal of the NWMO Aboriginal Dialogue is to create the needed foundation for a long-term, positive relationship between the Nuclear Waste Management Organization and the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada.
Specific Objectives are:
1. To build effective working relationships with the national Aboriginal organizations by supporting and working with them as they conduct their dialogue processes on the long-term management of used nuclear fuel; and integrating the results of their work into NWMO deliberations;
2. To build effective working relationships at the local and regional scale by supporting and facilitating local dialogue processes should they be desired and in a way that is coordinated with activities being led by the national organizations;
3. To generate specific commentary from an Aboriginal perspective on the deliberations of the NWMO as summarized in the three milestone discussion documents: (1) Asking the Right Questions? - Fall, 2003; (2) Understanding the Choices - September, 2004; and (3) Choosing a Way Forward - Draft Final Report - Spring, 2005 within a time frame that ensures Aboriginal ideas, insights, wisdom and values are factored into the final NWMO recommendation to government;
4. To document the input of Aboriginal peoples to NWMO deliberations as a means of ensuring: (1) that Aboriginal ideas, insights, wisdom and values have contributed to the development of NWMO's final recommendation to government; (2) that they are available over the long term as part of the foundation needed for continuous learning.
As reports of those dialogues are made available, they will be posted here.