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MSSC Comments on Orca Study

The latest study on Orca populations in British Columbia has revealed alarming findings – these majestic creatures are absorbing toxins from wildfires and oil spills, impacting their health and survival. The research, published in Scientific Reports, found high levels of toxic PAHs in muscle and liver samples of Bigg’s and southern resident Orca’s. Lead investigator Juan José Alava warns that Orca’s are serving as an early warning system for the harmful effects of pollution on marine life, emphasizing the urgent need for environmental action. This groundbreaking study sheds light on the devastating impact of human activities on these iconic marine animals and the delicate balance of our oceans.

The study and news reports can be found at:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-023-45306-w
https://www.castanet.net/news/BC/463502/B-C-killer-whales-poisoned-with-wildfire-and-fossil-fuel-toxins-study-finds

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On May 05, the IAMC-TMX is observing Red Dress Day, also known as the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Two-Spirit People (MMIWG2S). The IAMC-TMX Socioeconomic Subcommittee is collaborating with Natural Resources Canada, the lead department for UNDA Action Plan Measure 12, to better understand and respond to the ongoing gendered and racialized violence against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQIA+ people associated with the resource sector. On this important day, we encourage all Canadians to continue educating themselves about the MMIWG Calls for Justice and support MMIWG events in their local area.

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The Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee for Trans Mountain (IAMC-TMX) welcomes Budget 2024's investment in our continued work. We'll continue to work on shared goals of safety and protection of environmental and Indigenous interests regarding lands and water.

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, March 21, recognizes past and present injustices and prejudices founded in racial discrimination, including the ongoing social and economic repercussions for Canada’s Indigenous peoples. The IAMC-TMX Socioeconomic Subcommittee (SESC) is committed to surfacing issues related to racial discrimination, including as this links to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people, in the context of resource development activities. We show up for this work daily through direct engagement with Indigenous communities, research focused on Indigenous Peoples experience with the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, and our ongoing support to Indigenous communities building strengths in the area of socioeconomic monitoring. https://www.mmiwg-ffada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Executive_Summary.pdf

This page has an interactive map covering the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. Remember that the IAMC-TMX works on a “Without Prejudice” basis. Participation in the Committee does not indicate that a community supports or opposes the TMX Project www.iamc-tmx.com/faq/other-links-for-project-information/ #EnvironmentalProtection #IndigenousCollaboration #ClimateAction #IndigenousWisdom #SustainableFuture

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