IAMC-TMX Linewide 2023
Nov 6-7th, 2023 | Westin Hotel, Calgary Airport
Register by October 20th, 2023
The Indigenous Caucus of the Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project and existing pipeline (IAMC-TMX) will be hosting its sixth annual Line Wide Gathering in-person on November 6-7, 2023. One purpose of the Gathering is to update the Indigenous communities along the pipeline route on both the work the Committee has completed over the past year and our plans and priorities as we move forward. The other purpose is to hear from the communities about their interests and concerns to inform our work.
During last year’s Line Wide Gathering, we received valuable observations, insights and recommendations in the following priority areas:
As the Trans Mountain pipeline nears the end of its construction phase, we find ourselves at a time of transition. We invite you to join us at the 2023 Line Wide Gathering to help us envision how the Indigenous Advisory and
Monitoring Committee (IAMC) can best be of service to you going forward.
Our recent engagements have been insightful. Your feedback has helped shape a new mandate for the IAMC. The first
step in fulfilling this mandate is exploring a Center for Indigenous Regulatory Excellence. This hub would build strength in our communities, offering tools and knowledge to navigate these transitions effectively.
Please join us as we take these significant steps forward, together.
The draft agenda for the two days is below. We are hoping for a two-way dialogue and look forward to hearing your
There are four major shifts in the pipeline project that need our attention:
- Broader Oversight: We're aiming to expand the role Communities have from project-specific advice to more general oversight, opening the door for widespread regulatory transformation in our Territories.
- Increase in Marine Activities: There will be a huge surge in shipping once the pipeline is built impacting our coastal communities. We need to discuss how to adapt and protect our interests.
- Two Pipelines, One Focus: The old 1953 pipeline is re-entering the spotlight alongside the new
expansion. The way we ensure the safety and wellbeing of our people, with both of them now being operational, matters.
- From Building to Running: As construction wraps up, we're moving into the ‘post-construction’ and
‘operations’ phases of the project. This change impacts how we monitor and give advice.
Day 1: The journey from advice and monitoring to oversight and beyond.
November 6, 8:30am - 5:30pm
|08:30 – 09:40||01 - Welcome & Opening|
|09:40 – 11:00||02 - IAMC Co-Chairs welcome and high-level panel discussion|
|11:00 – 11:30||Break|
|11:30 – 12:30||03 – Regulators Panel: Advancing Indigenous Oversight|
|12:30 – 13:30||Lunch|
|13:30 – 14:15||04 – UN Declarations Act Action Plan: The role of Indigenous technical experts in implementation|
|14:15 – 14:45||Break|
|14:45 – 16:00||05 – Indigenous Institution Building: Sharing stories|
|16:00 – 17:20||06 – Reflection on the day|
|18:00 – 19:00||Networking Reception in the Lobby|
Day 2: Our work - looking back and looking forward.
November 7, 8:30am - 4pm
|08:30 – 09:15||07 - Welcome & Opening|
|09:15 – 10:45||08 - Elder & Voices of Tomorrow panel|
|10:45 – 11:15||Break|
|11:15 – 11:55||09 - Work of the IAMC: Socioeconomic Subcommittee | Indigenous Monitoring|
|11:55 – 12:30||Q&A / Discussion|
|12:30 – 13:30||Lunch|
|13:30 – 14:10||Work of the IAMC: Marine Shipping | Emergency Management|
|14:10 – 14:45||Q&A / Discussion|
|14:45 – 16:00||10 – Reflections on the two days & Closing|
Indigenous communities can still access up to $49,999 for TMX-related community projects ending March 31, 2024. The IAMC-TMX Committee is pleased to highlight youth projects this year thanks to Elder guidance. To learn more, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org