It is the goal of the Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee to form the basis of a new relationship between Indigenous communities, the government and the National Energy Board in respect of the TMX project and existing pipeline.

IAMC provides for collaborative, inclusive and meaningful Indigenous involvement in the review and monitoring of the environmental, safety and socioeconomic issues related to TMX and the existing pipeline over their lifecycles.

Organizational Structure

The committee is made up of a 13-member Indigenous Caucus and six senior federal representatives, with a Co-chair from the Indigenous Caucus and from Natural Resources Canada.

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Indigenous Caucus

For IAMC to fulfill its goal and purposes, it supports an Indigenous Caucus.

The Caucus strives to represent the interests of the Indigenous communities at IAMC, and it will regularly engage with the communities with a view to shared understanding and problem-solving.

A Technical Advisor, Communications Manager and Legal Counsel are accountable to the Caucus and work under its direction. It is also supported by the Secretariat.

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IAMC forms and oversees subcommittees to work on specific issues or regional concerns. The subcommittees undertake work that requires more expertise or focus on a particular issue. There are currently four subcommittees:

  • Indigenous Monitoring
  • Engagement
  • Marine Shipping
  • Socioeconomic impacts


The Secretariat is based out of NRCan’s Indigenous Partnerships Office – West and provides a range of support services to the committee.

IAMC monthly meeting at Paul First Nation, October 2017
National Energy Board visit to Upper Nicola Band, September 2017