As 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, Squiala, 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!
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.