Reconciliation

The Legacy of Hope Foundation and the NWMO partner to co-create a better future

An individual handing a blanket to an Indigenous Elder.

The NWMO donated $5,000 to LHF to support the production of educational materials and exhibitions that speak to the rich histories, as well as the impacts of abuses on seven generations of Indigenous Peoples and communities as a result of attending Residential and Day Schools, and/or being affected by the Sixties Scoop.

February 23, 2023

Ottawa, Ont.

By the NWMO

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An individual handing a blanket to an Indigenous Elder.

The NWMO donated $5,000 to LHF to support the production of educational materials and exhibitions that speak to the rich histories, as well as the impacts of abuses on seven generations of Indigenous Peoples and communities as a result of attending Residential and Day Schools, and/or being affected by the Sixties Scoop.

The Legacy of Hope Foundation (LHF) and the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) recently announced plans to work together to support the learning-based process of dialogue and truth-telling of Reconciliation.

The NWMO donated $5,000 to LHF to support the production of educational materials and exhibitions that speak to the rich histories, as well as the impacts of abuses on seven generations of Indigenous Peoples and communities as a result of attending Residential and Day Schools, and/or being affected by the Sixties Scoop.

The donation is part of the NWMO’s commitment to continuing its Reconciliation journey and one of the ways the organization is taking action to support Reconciliation. Working with Indigenous Peoples, learning from Indigenous Knowledge, and applying learnings to the organization’s work is critical to successfully implementing long-term management of used nuclear fuel.

“We were pleased to provide a sponsorship in recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day,” said Bob Watts, Vice-President, Indigenous Relations and Strategic Programs at the NWMO. “The NWMO is committed to Reconciliation and is doing its part to address historical wrongs in Canada’s past. Supporting organizations like the Legacy of Hope Foundation is one of the ways we’re bringing this commitment to life and helping co-create a better future by addressing the challenges of today.”

“We are so grateful for the kindness and generosity we have received from NWMO. It is so important to have allies who are committed to Reconciliation and bringing light to Canada’s dark past and Indigenous issues. We could not continue to educate and raise awareness without this support. When we come together, we get that much closer to Reconciliation and Healing and a brighter future for everyone in Canada,” said Teresa Edwards, Executive Director and In-House Legal Counsel at the LHF.

The LHF is a national, Indigenous-led, charitable organization that has been working to promote healing and Reconciliation in Canada for almost 23 years. The LHF’s goal is to educate and raise awareness about the history and impacts on 7 generations of Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) children, their families and communities from attending Residential and/or Day School. By developing understanding and addressing stereotypes, LHF gives Canadians the tools to address discrimination and the ability to build respectful relationships, which contributes to the equity and dignity of Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

The LHF has almost 30 educational exhibitions that promote awareness of Indigenous history that are free to borrow and is working on making exhibitions available online. LHF also has curricula for K-12 and for adults, along with Activity Guides, Workshops and Training, and Podcasts all aimed at educating Canadians about Indigenous history and the shared history of Residential and Day Schools, the Sixties Scoop, etc. The LHF works to develop empathy and understanding so as to eliminate racism against Indigenous Peoples.
                                                       
For Media inquiries, please contact:
Teresa Edwards, B.A., LL.B./J.D., Executive Director & In-House Legal Counsel, LHF
Email:tedwards@legacyofhope.ca Tel: 613-237-4806 ext. 303

Russell Baker, Manager, Public and Media Relations, Nuclear Waste Management Organization
Email: rbaker@nwmo.ca

About the NWMO

The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is a not-for-profit organization tasked with the safe, long-term management of Canada’s used nuclear fuel inside a deep geological repository, in a manner that protects people and the environment for generations to come.

Founded in 2002, the NWMO has been guided for more than 20 years by a dedicated team of world-class scientists, engineers and Indigenous Knowledge Holders that are developing innovative and collaborative solutions for nuclear waste management. Canada’s plan will only proceed in an area with informed and willing hosts, where the municipality, First Nation and Métis communities, and others in the area are working together to implement it. The NWMO plans to select a site in 2024, and two areas remain in our site selection process: the Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation-Ignace area in northwestern Ontario and the Saugeen Ojibway Nation-South Bruce area in southern Ontario.

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The NWMO is a not-for profit organization established in 2002 by Canada's nuclear electricity producers in accordance with the Nuclear Fuel Waste Act (NFWA).

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