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Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Cultural Ceremony Marks Trans Mountain Expansion Project Construction

Trans Mountain, SMJV and the City of Kamloops were honoured to participate in a Cultural Ceremony led by Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Elders to acknowledge construction of the Expansion Project in Kamloops.

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Indigenous Agreements Provide Lasting Economic and Social Benefits

Expansion to bring more than $500 million in benefits through Agreements with communities.

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Lower Nicola Indian Band Development Corp. Will Own and Operate the New Kingsvale Electricity Transmission Line

Partnership with Trans Mountain and Valard Construction will create new economic opportunities for LNIB.

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Trans Mountain Sponsors the Outland Youth Employment Program

OYEP is a local, community-driven based learning initiative that works toward equity and opportunity for Indigenous youth (ages 16-19) through land-based education, training and work opportunities.

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Meet Backwoods Energy Services

Backwoods Energy Services is the largest Indigenous-owned business in northwestern Alberta. The company has worked with Trans Mountain since 2014 and is currently working on the Expansion Project.

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Trans Mountain Gives Back: A Year in Review

In 2019, Trans Mountain donated approximately $240,000 to over 100 community and Indigenous organizations in British Columbia and Alberta.

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Upper Nicola and Trans Mountain Reach Agreement

On November 4, 2019, Upper Nicola Band and Trans Mountain reached an agreement related to the Trans Mountain Expansion Project.

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Hope Sanderson: Expansion Project can be a ‘Game-Changer’ for Indigenous Communities

Indigenous Affairs Director Hope Sanderson sees opportunities for training and employment, business development and economic benefits with Trans Mountain Expansion Project.

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Enoch Cree Welcomes Trans Mountain, Government of Alberta and Government of Canada to Blessing and Groundbreaking Ceremony

Officials helped celebrate the construction required for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project today with a special Enoch Cree blessing ceremony.

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National Indigenous Peoples Day Draws Together Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Canadians, Chief Says

Chief Ernie Crey of the Cheam First Nation was the featured speaker on June 21 in Calgary as Kinder Morgan Canada and Trans Mountain Pipeline staff commemorated National Indigenous Peoples Day.

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“We have done our due diligence” — Scia’new First Nation Supports Trans Mountain Expansion Project

Scia’new First Nation says it is “comfortable” that marine spill risks associated with the Trans Mountain Expansion Project have been “minimized” and that spill response capacity has been enhanced

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Simpcw Resources Group’s Pipeline Contracting Work Balances Jobs and Respect for the Environment

Over the past decade, a construction company created by the Simpcw First Nation has been carrying out a wide range of services for Trans Mountain Pipeline.

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Simpcw First Nation Voices Speak Out in Support of the Project

The Chief and Council of the Simpcw First Nation are speaking out on behalf of their Nation in support of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project.

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Peters First Nation Voices Support for the Project

Concerned that the benefits Peters First Nation would receive from the Project are in jeopardy, Chief Norma Webb voiced their support of the Project in a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau.

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43 Indigenous Groups Have Signed Agreements in Support of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project

Trans Mountain has signed 43 Benefit Agreements with Indigenous groups in BC and Alberta, 33 of which are located in BC.

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Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee to Monitor Pipeline Construction

An Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee is addressing common issues and priorities raised by Indigenous communities potentially impacted by the Trans Mountain Expansion Project.

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Aboriginal Monitor Training Program Provides Opportunity to Recent Graduates

Recent graduates share their experience in an Aboriginal Monitor Training Program sponsored by Trans Mountain.

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Paying Homage to the Spirit of the Land with the Foothills Ojibway First Nation

KMC President Ian Anderson and others from the company participated in a traditional Sweat and Pipe Ceremony led by Elder and Hereditary Chief Jimmy O’Chiese of the Foothills Ojibway First Nation.

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Aboriginal Monitors: Incorporating Traditional Knowledge in our Environmental Inspection Teams

A recent program has provided environmental field skills training for 14 First Nations students who have qualified to work as Aboriginal monitors on the Expansion Project.

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Simpcw Facilities Expanding: Firehall, Emergency Centre Added

The Simpcw First Nation is giving emergency response services in its traditional territory a major boost through an agreement with the Trans Mountain Expansion Project.

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