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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 117 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 117 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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Members of IAMC’s Indigenous Caucus recently met with Deputy Minister Christyne Tremblay and Associate Deputy Minister Shawn Tupper from Natural Resources Canada. “They wanted to learn more about our advice to their Minister concerning the government’s upcoming decision on Trans Mountain,” said Michelle Wilsdon. “This is advice coming from our communities, through the Indigenous Caucus,” she added.

IAMC members from five federal departments and the National Energy Board also participated in talks that focused on Indigenous monitoring, emergency management and partnership. “For the past year and a half, we’ve been building trust and respect around the IAMC table,” said Naina Sloan. “It’s a reason for optimism as we carry on with our work,” she added.

To learn more, please visit: www.iamc-tmx.com
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The Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee (IAMC) brings together 13 Indigenous and six senior federal representatives to provide advice to regulators, and to monitor the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMX) and existing pipeline. Members have a shared goal of safety and protection of environmental and Indigenous interests in the lands and waters.

Participation by an Indigenous community does not mean that it supports or opposes the project, nor does it change the government’s duty to consult.
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At Wednesday’s IAMC meeting, a Stó:lō ceremony was held to honour Chief Ernie Crey and to send him good medicine as recovers from a recent health setback. The Chief’s daughter Amber heard words of encouragement from the witnesses at today’s ceremony.

There was also a ceremony on Tuesday, to honour those taking on new roles in IAMC’s Indigenous Caucus:

- Interim Chair: Michelle Wilsdon (Enoch Cree Nation)
- Southeastern Vancouver Island member: Trina Sxwithul’txw (Penelakut)
- Fraser Valley interim Member: Tribal Chief Colin Pennier (Sq’éwlets / Scowlitz)
- Fraser Valley, Alternate: Chief Robert Gladstone (Shxwhá:y Village)

Grand Chief Doug Kelly (Soowahlie) was the main speaker, and elder and cultural leader Helen Joe (Tzeachten) was the floor manager for both ceremonies. The drummers were from Skwah First Nation.
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To learn more about the Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee, please visit: www.iamc-tmx.com

The Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee (IAMC) brings together 13 Indigenous and six senior federal representatives to provide advice to regulators, and to monitor the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMX) and existing pipeline. Members have a shared goal of safety and protection of environmental and Indigenous interests in the lands and waters.

Participation by an Indigenous community does not mean that it supports or opposes the project, nor does it change the government’s duty to consult.
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Éy swáyel (good day) - Stó:lō Chiefs recently met with @NRCan Minister Sohi to discuss the potential #TMX project. The Chiefs presented him with a video of Stó:lō community members expressing their views on the project. There was also a question and answer period too. #IAMC_TMX ... See MoreSee Less

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