Atunda Inc. (Paisley, ON)
Desiree Norwegian is a member of Liidlii Kue First Nation, she is part of the Dene clan from North West Territories. Desiree graduated with a bachelor’s in business administration with a specialization in accounting along with obtaining a Chartered Professional Accountant designation.
Desiree’s is currently working with the Aecon Group Inc. as the Manager, Indigenous relations in their Nuclear division and is driving her passion for Indigenous engagement, rights, equality and reconciliation, gender diversity, and teach/talk about building a cleaner energy future and the huge advantage that nuclear power plays in our society (green power, medical isotopes, small & advanced modular reactors and great careers in stem & skilled trades).
Desiree was also voted in as a board member for the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) in 2018, Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business (CCAB) in 2019 Workplace Wellness Institute (WWI) in 2019 and Build a Dream in 2021 is acting Treasurer on three of the boards.
Desiree is a highly sought-after Indigenous leader for business and technology development initiatives across Canada.