Still have questions about the Conditional Mutual Benefits Agreement with Kinder Morgan before the vote on April 22nd?
Over the next few months, Community Liaisons will be visiting homes to deliver information on the project and collect contact information. In February and March, Community discussions will be held where members can stop in and chat with Chief David Jimmie about the project. In April, two Community Meetings will be held so members can hear the latest information about the agreement prior to the vote.
This is an important decision for our community, please come out to as many of these meetings as you can so you are able to make an informed decision.
(Click HERE for a larger version of the below calendar)
Still have questions about the Conditional Mutual Benefits Agreement with Kinder Morgan before the vote on April 22nd? Stop by Bldg. 10 at Stó:lō Nation Thursday, February 16th between 4pm and 7pm for a chat and a coffee with Chief David Jimmie about the project. Don't be shy, we'd love to see you!
There will be several more events leading up to the Official Vote Day to get more information: please take a look at our calendar of events Here.
In early 2017, members of the negotiating communities will vote on an agreement between Ts'elxwéyeqw Tribe Limited Partnership and Kinder Morgan. This is an important decision for our community — so make sure you come out to as many of these meetings as possible so you can make an informed decision!
discussed during our community meetings, members of seven Ts’elxwéyeqw and two
Pilalt communities will make a joint decision in early 2017 on a conditional
Mutual Benefits Agreement regarding Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Expansion
Project. If you are at least 18 years of age and a member of one of the
negotiating communities, please click here to fill out a short survey that will
help us to keep you up to date, hear your opinions, and give you the
information needed to vote on the decision. As a thank you, you'll be entered
into a draw to win one of five $100 Visa Gift cards!
The federal government has now given approval for Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP) – soon members of our communities will vote whether or not to support an agreement regarding this project.
Because government approval was likely and our conversations with Kinder Morgan were not complete, we needed to have a plan in place. Recognizing this, the Chiefs of the communities signed a conditional Mutual Benefits Agreement (MBA). This does not commit us to supporting the project; it gives us time to decide as a community if we should support the agreement.
Over the coming weeks, we will be meeting and discussing the project and agreement in more depth to ensure members can make an informed decision. Members will then vote by March 31, 2017 — details are to come.
The communities involved in this decision are: Aitchelitz, Skowkale, Shxwhá:y, Soowahlie, Squiala, Tzeachten, Yakweakwioose, Skwah, and Kwaw Kwaw Apilt.
CLICK HERE to see an overview document of feedback from the two regional community meetings in early November (2016).
If you have any questions, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call directly 604-824-2459.
For members of Aitchelitz, Kwaw Kwaw Apilt, Shxwhá:y, Skowkale, Skwah, Soowahlie, Sqiala, Tzeachten, and Yakweakwioose.
Join us at one of two community meetings to get the latest information about where we are at with Kinder Morgan regarding their TransMountain Expansion Project that runs through our Traditional Territory.
There will be Dinner and Door Prizes!
Through the Skills Awards for Aboriginal Youth, the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers are proud to jointly recognize and celebrate selected Aboriginal youth for their skills development and career aspirations in the revitalized forest products industry.
These awards are given to two individuals that exemplify the qualities of strong academic standing, commitment to the revitalized forest products industry, and a demonstrated commitment to the Aboriginal community.
Click SkillsAwardsAboriginalYouthBooklet.pdf to learn more about applying for this award.
Please join WindRiver Power Corporation at their Open House regarding their Development Plan for the Tamihi Creek the Run-of-River Hydroelectric Project Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 5-8 at the Tzeachten Community Centre (45855 Promontory Road).
Windriver has been engaging with the Ts'elxwéyeqw Tribe and Ts'elxwéyeqw Tribe communities for over 7 years. They have completed a number of environmental assessments including fish and wildlife assessments and a Cultural Heritage Overview Assessment. This Open House will provide an opportunity to ask questions directly and learn more about this project.
We are so proud to have our Property Taxation project for the Grass Reserve featured in the Fall 2015 issue of Clearing the Path.
May 8: Let's take steps together towards good health. Get moving with BC's doctors!
Doctors and other health care professionals are hosting free walks in communities across the province and walking side-by-side with their patients and the public. Join them on May 8 at Townsend Park in Chilliwack for a walk over lunch on Friday, May 8 from 12 to 1:30 pm! This year Walk with your Doc has teamed up with the City of Chilliwack to also be Walk with your Mayor!
Walk With Your Doc is an annual event celebrating daily movement for better health. Light refreshments, free pedometers (while supplies last) and lots of fun await!