by Tina Olivero

    Indigenous People Align With Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion (TMX)

    The Indigenous-led, Alberta-based Iron Coalition is pleased with today’s announcement to approve, and ultimately move forward with Trans Mountain Pipeline (TMX) expansion project. As the only Indigenous group to be mandated by the Assembly of Treaty Chiefs (AoTC) to pursue this ownership stake, today’s decision means the continuation of Iron Coalition’s process to achieve ownership in the TMX, with government support.

    “The pipeline is an incredible opportunity for Indigenous communities within our province to secure ownership in an important asset for Canada, and we are encouraged by the acknowledgement of possible Indigenous ownership,” said Iron Coalition co-chair, Chief Tony Alexis, Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation. “We are pleased by the Prime Minister’s commitment to get construction underway this season and look forward to meeting with the government to move this project forward.” In light of today’s announcement, Iron Coalition will continue to secure capital as the project nears completion. The business model as outlined by Iron Coalition states that 100 per cent of profits generated will be directed back to member communities. Formal letters have been sent welcoming all Indigenous communities in Alberta to join the organization, inclusive of all Métis and First Nations, and a number of communities have already committed to joining Iron Coalition.

    For more information, visit www.ironcoalition.com and Iron Coalition’s social media channels on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn

    Members of the Iron Coalition after their meeting with federal finance minister Bill Morneau in Edmonton. From left to right: Legal counsel Will Willier, Chief Tony Alexis with Alexis Nakota First Nation and Chief Calvin Bruneau with the Papaschase First Nation.

    About Iron Coalition: Iron Coalition formed in 2019 as an Alberta-based Indigenous-driven organization with the sole purpose of achieving ownership in the Trans Mountain Pipeline (TMX). Represented by three Indigenous leaders, Iron Coalition is also guided by a working group of First Nation leaders, Métis presidents and community leaders with financial, legal, government and business acumen to provide direction on securing a successful purchase of the TMX project. Iron Coalition is community-focused; all profits generated by Iron Coalition will be directed back to each member community to bring lasting economic benefit to Métis and First Nations in Alberta.

    Feature Photo: A aerial view of the Trans Mountain marine terminal in Burnaby, B.C., in May 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

    Tina Olivero

    30 years ago, Tina Olivero looked into the future and saw an opportunity to make a difference for her province and people. That difference came in the form of the oil and gas sector. Six years before there was even a drop of oil brought to the shores of Newfoundland, she founded The Oil and Gas Magazine (THE OGM) from a back room in her home on Signal Hill Road, in St. John’s, Newfoundland. A single mother, no financing, no previous journalism or oil and gas experience, she forged ahead, with a creative vision and one heck of a heaping dose of sheer determination. With her pioneering spirit, Ms. Olivero developed a magazine that would educate, inspire, motivate and entertain oil and gas readers around the world — She prides herself in marketing and promoting our province and resources in unprecedented ways. The OGM is a magazine that focuses on our projects, our people, our opportunities and ultimately becomes the bridge to new energy outcomes and a sustainable new energy world. Now diversifying into the communications realms, a natural progression from the Magazine, The OGM now offers an entirely new division - Oil & Gas Media. Today, The Oil and Gas Magazine is a global phenomenon that operates not only in Newfoundland, but also in Calgary and is read by oil and gas enthusiasts in Norway, Aberdeen, across the US and as far reaching as Abu Dhabi, in the Middle East. Believing that Energy is everyone’s business, Ms. Olivero has combined energy + culture to embrace the worlds commitment to a balance of work and home life as well as fostering a foundation for health and well being. In this era of growth and development business and lifestyle are an eloquent mix, there is no beginning or end. Partnering with over 90 oil and gas exhibitions and conferences around the world, Ms. Olivero's role as a Global Visionary is to embrace communication in a way that fosters oil and gas business and industry growth in new and creative ways.

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