The Goal of the IAMC
It is the goal of the 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 TMX and the existing pipeline over their life cycles.
Members of the Indigenous Caucus are selected by community members. They make up 13 of the 19 seats at the committee table.
The Indigenous Caucus strives to represent the interests of the 117 Indigenous communities identified by the IAMC-TMX Terms of Reference. They regularly engage with communities with a view to developing shared understandings and common approaches to problem-solving.
A Technical Advisor, Communications Manager, and Legal Counsel are accountable to the Caucus and work under its direction. The Caucus is also supported by the Secretariat.
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:
The Secretariat is based out of Natural Resources Canada’s Indigenous Partnerships Office – West and provides a range of support services to the Committee.