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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.


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.


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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What a lovely tribute. Young Indigenous actor-playwright Taran Kootenhayoo ‘was a star from the moment he was born’ - The Globe and Mail https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/film/article-young-indigenous-artist-taran-kootenhayoo-was-a-star-from-the-moment/

#BCHwy1 vehicle incident WB has the McGill On Ramp closed.
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#BCHwy1 vehicle incident WB on the McGill On Ramp. Emergency vehicles are on scene.

'They hold a lot of our stories and our teachings here for the Navajo people. We thought it was paramount to get them vaccinated': On the #NavajoNation, COVID-19 vaccine rolls out for the elder population. https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-health/2021/01/16/covid-19-vaccine-rolls-out-on-navajo-nation-for-older-population/4144889001/ via @azcentral

Wow! A prom dress I tweeted about in 2018 is going in the Smithsonian to bring awareness about #MMIW! https://twitter.com/ruth_hhopkins/status/988252584522801152?s=21

The dress was later featured in Teen Vogue: https://www.teenvogue.com/story/native-teens-indigenous-designers-prom-outfits

The Independent: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/fashion/teenagers-prom-dresses-native-american-indigenous-designer-twitter-della-north-dakota-a8319341.html

Insider: https://www.insider.com/native-teens-represent-indigenous-designers-prom-dresses-2018-4

Etc. https://twitter.com/repdebhaaland/status/1350581094110933003

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Hoychka to Stó:lō Tribal Chief Tyrone McNeil for leading the @IAMC_TMX 2020 #linewidegathering. We are working hard on the Line Wide Report, which will be issued in the near future. #indigenousmonitoring ... See MoreSee Less

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The @IAMC_TMX 2020 #linewidegathering was a success! Thank you to each #AB Elder for your opening and closing prayers and for sharing your wisdom with us. #7thGeneration #indigenousmonitoring ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you to the 60 communities that joined us for our 3rd Annual #linewidegathering - @IAMC_TMX ‘s 1st virtual event. We are thankful for your participation and look forward to the time when we can connect in-person again. #AB #BC #indigenousmonitoring ... See MoreSee Less

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#TBT – At the beginning of 2020, the Sto:lo hosted 42 participants to come together to learn about emergency management, specifically on oil spill response. Click on the link to learn about the outcomes of the workshop: iamc-tmx.com/stolo-spill-response-workshop-summary-report-mar-25-2020/ ... See MoreSee Less

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