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A Message from Kristine Pearson

Hello from the Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee. My name is Kristine Pearson, representing the Western Approach, coming from Pacheedaht First Nation.

I was selected to sit on the Indigenous Caucus as the Interim Member for the Western Approach, at a Regional Meeting held in Sooke in June 2017. Some of you were there to represent your communities along the shipping lanes associated with the Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX).

There are 11 Indigenous members, as well as six senior representatives from federal departments and the National Energy Board, on the IAMC.

IAMC is not a pro-pipeline committee. Indigenous members’ participation is “without prejudice,” meaning it doesn’t indicate support or opposition to TMX. We sit with the federal regulators for information sharing, discussion and recommendations.

Our immediate goal is to make the TMX project as safe as possible and to lessen the impacts on environmental and Indigenous interests.

I also work on IAMC’s Marine Shipping Subcommittee. We’re currently focused on all the policies and information regarding the marine aspect of TMX, such as the Oceans Protection Plan.

Feel free to share this report with your communities, and please reach out to me on any questions or concerns. Look forward to meeting with you all.
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“Western Approach” Nations at IAMC.

The IAMC Terms of Reference lists a total of 129 Indigenous communities, from Alberta to Vancouver Island, that are potentially-impacted by TMX. The Western Approach nations are:
Ditidaht; Huu-ay-aht; Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k’tles7et’h’; Pacheedaht; Toquaht; Uchucklesaht; and Ucluelet.

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#BCHwy1 #UpperLevels vehicle incident EB near Westmount Rd. The right lane is blocked on the highway and the offramp is CLOSED.
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#Hwy97 CLOSED West of #DawsonCreekBC for a vehicle incident. No detour available. Assessment in progress.
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#ChetwyndBC #JohnHartHwy

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UPDATE - CLOSED - #BCHwy7- Vehicle incident has closed the highway near #RubyCreekBC. Alternate route via #BCHwy1. Vehicle recovery in progress. Next update 7:00 PM. Details here: http://bit.ly/3chYFPQ

Regina mother fighting Canada, RCMP in memory of missing daughter

https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/regina-mother-fighting-canada-rcmp-in-memory-of-missing-daughter/

So, have been hearing some good things.

1) DFO was ordered to return all of the traps that were illegally taken by non-Native fishermen

2) the Navy showed up and ordered the commercial vessels to leave Mi'gmaw traps alone. All 34 boats disbursed.

New Red Tide/PSP bivalve #shellfish closures: Subareas 17-18, 17-19, 17-20 and 17-21. FN0999. http://ow.ly/YY3650BxmLu

Readout: Minister Ng speaks with United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for International Trade http://ow.ly/Sp58102ncOo

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On July 21-22, the @IAMC_TMX completed its 50th inspection of the @TransMtn Expansion Project w/ @ParksCanada and @FishOceansCAN. #IAMC_TMX_IndigenousMonitors visited watercourse crossings in @JasperNP as activity focuses on the reactivation of existing pipeline in the Park.

IAMC-TMX Indigenous Monitors from Sucker Creek and Montana First Nations attended the Compliance Verification Activity (CVA) inspection alongside @TransMtn IM’s from Simpcw and Aseniwuche Winewak Nation of Canada at watercourse crossing of the Snaring River.

“From a historical perspective, this is the 50th CVA for the IAMC-TMX, but the first that includes representatives from Fisheries and Oceans Canada in the Central and Arctic Region. This is also, to my knowledge, the first post-construction inspection that the IAMC-TMX has done.” – Raymond Cardinal, IMSC Chair
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