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IAMC-TMX Annual Report 2021-22

By IAMC-TMX | August 25, 2022

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

By IAMC-TMX | August 25, 2022

Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project and Existing Pipeline 1. Purpose of the Expression of Interest (EOI) The Indigenous Caucus (“Caucus”) of the Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee (“IAMC”) on Trans Mountain is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) for a project managing the IAMC’s new Stream 1 funding program until…

IAMC-TMX Indigenous Monitors Complete First-ever Joint Inspection with the B.C.EAO

By IAMC-TMX | July 4, 2022

June 30, 2022 – Vancouver, BC The Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee for the Trans Mountain Expansion and Existing Pipeline (IAMC-TMX) yesterday completed its first-ever joint inspection with the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office (B.C.EAO). This marks the first time the Indigenous Monitors have conducted an inspection with a provincial regulator.    The IAMC-TMX Indigenous…

Contract Opportunity: Socioeconomic-focused Indigenous Caucus Support

By IAMC-TMX | May 9, 2022

INTENT The Socioeconomic Subcommittee (SESC) of the Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project and Existing Pipeline (Committee or IAMC-TMX) is seeking an Indigenous Engagement and Technical Support Specialist to provide administrative, engagement and/or technical support for the IAMC-TMX Indigenous Caucus in the implementation of SESC work plans, priorities and goals.…

IAMC-TMX Virtual Line Wide Gathering 2021 Report

By IAMC-TMX | March 28, 2022
In this photo (L-R): Councillors John Etzel and Toby Joseph; Chief Ernie Crey (IAMC Co-Chair); Councillor Mavis Underwood; Chief Harvey Underwood; Chief Russ Chipps (IAMC member for Vancouver Island South); and Councillors Abraham Pelkey and Al Claxton.

Introduction to the IAMC

The Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee (IAMC) brings together 13 Indigenous and six senior federal representatives to provide advice to regulators, as well as to monitor the Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) Project and the existing pipeline. The 13 Indigenous members represent the various 129 Indigenous communities and regions along the route.

Members have shared goals of both the safety and protection of environmental and Indigenous interests regarding lands and waters.

Participation by an Indigenous community does not mean that it either supports or opposes the project, nor does it change the government’s duty to consult.

Our Work

It is the goal of the Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee (IAMC) to form the basis of a new relationship between Indigenous communities, the government and the National Energy Board (NEB) in respect of the Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) Project, existing pipeline and associated shipping.

The IAMC provides for a collaborative, inclusive and meaningful Indigenous involvement in the review and monitoring of environmental, safety and socioeconomic issues related to the TMX Project, the existing pipeline and the related marine shipping over their life cycles.

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Members of the IAMC

The Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee (IAMC) includes 13 Indigenous representatives, selected from among the 129 potentially impacted communities along the Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) pipeline corridor and marine shipping lanes, and six senior representatives from federal government departments and regulators who are involved in the TMX Project. Members have a shared goal of safety and protection of environmental and Indigenous interests.

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Capacity Funding

Community funding is available through IAMC’s Contribution Program. Our objective is to increase Indigenous participation in the oversight of the TMX Project and existing pipeline and to enable Indigenous groups to be more directly involved in its outcomes.

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@IAMC_TMX Committee convened in Victoria, BC on Aug 31-Sept 1 for a two-day meeting focusing on subcommittee work plans and on working towards our vision of a new relationship between Indigenous Communities, the Federal Government and the #CER. ... See MoreSee Less
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.@Pontifex visit to Lac Ste. Anne Pilgrimage & Ermineskin First Nation, site of former residential school, are framed as an important step toward reconciliation. @IAMC_TMX’s Socioeconomic Subcommittee’s thoughts are with survivors and their families, and all Indigenous peoples. ... See MoreSee Less
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@IAMC_TMX Marine Shipping Subcommittee toured Westridge Marine Terminal on July 12 with @Transport_gc. @TransMtn Lead Environmental Officer explained that safety measures like bubble rings are taken to provide sound damping while pile driving to not disturb any sea life. If marine fauna enter the buffer zone set aside for pile driving, the company completing the work has included an emergency shut procedure. More safety measures are provided by having new @MarineResponse site nearby. ... See MoreSee Less
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