Saugeen Ojibway Nation the First Indigenous Community to join the Canadian Nuclear Isotope Council – Net Newsledger

February 5, 2020

TORONTO – News – The Saugeen Ojibway Nation, comprised of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation and the Chippewas of Saugeen First Nation, and whose territory (Saukiing Anishnaabekiing) encompasses the entire Saugeen (Bruce) Peninsula and extends southward to the Maitland River and eastward to the Nottawasaga River, have partnered with the Canadian Nuclear Isotope Council (CNIC) to advance reconciliation in a way that engages a First Nations community in securing critical infrastructure key to Canada’s economic and strategic strength in the isotope sector.

Today’s announcement reflects the CNIC’s commitment to safeguarding the continued availability of isotopes, ensuring its public policies are risk-informed and science-based and support the highest levels of public health and safety,

“People in Canada and around the world rely on the continuous availability of medical isotopes. For more than 60 years, Canada has been a leader globally in the research, development, and production of medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals,” said CNIC Chair James Scongack. “This has meant that Canada has been a global leader in the fight against cancer and keeping our hospitals clean and safe.

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