It has become increasingly clear that net zero climate goals cannot be reached without nuclear energy. Today, the inaugural World Nuclear Energy Day, people around the globe are continuing meaningful discussions about how nuclear energy can contribute to net-zero goals. It’s not just the impact to climate change that has people talking about nuclear. It’s the impact nuclear energy has on reconciliation efforts between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people and organizations. As Des Nedhe Group President & CEO, Sean Willy, said in a recent article in The Hill Times, “The nuclear industry acknowledges the value and central role Indigenous communities and businesses bring to the table. … We can make a difference and come out stronger, together.”
This relationship between nuclear and reconciliation is the driving force behind the Des Nedhe Institute. As a hub for knowledge and expertise, the Des Nedhe Institute is a space to learn and gain valuable insights into the nuclear industry and its role in Indigenous communities. It’s also where you can understand the concept of “Reconciliation at work” and what your organizations can start doing right now to further your own reconciliation journey.
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