Iron Coalition is an Alberta-based Indigenous-driven organization with the sole purpose of achieving ownership in the Trans Mountain Pipeline (TMX).

Iron Coalition has been mandated by the Assembly of Treaty Chiefs (AoTC) and is giving all Métis communities and First Nations in Alberta the opportunity to secure ownership in the pipeline and bring economic benefit directly back to their communities.

Purchasing Principles

Iron Coalition is providing all First Nations and Métis communities across Alberta, no matter their location, equal opportunity to secure ownership in the TMX pipeline.

INCLUSIVITY

All First Nations and Métis communities across Alberta can join Iron Coalition with no capital cost in purchasing the TMX pipeline.

SAFETY & SECURITY

Iron Coalition members will not assume any construction risk.

Community-based profit

Iron Coalition working group will not receive financial benefit from pipeline ownership. One hundred per cent of proceeds will be directed back to each member community based on ownership share and community population.

OWNERSHIP

Iron Coalition members will receive an equal ownership interest in the TMX pipeline upon joining.

Additional Ownership

All members will have the option to secure additional ownership in the TMX pipeline dependent on the financial capability of each community and what they are interested in investing.

How do Alberta-based First Nations and Métis communities become a member of Iron Coalition?

Membership is an important part of Iron Coalition because it strengthens the commitment to our mandate: to achieve ownership in the Trans Mountain Pipeline. By taking the below actions your Alberta-based Indigenous group can join efforts to become part of an initiative that will benefit your community and our country.

Step 1

Commit $1000 to Iron Coalition as a pledge of exclusivity.

Step 2

Sign an exclusive agreement with Iron Coalition.

Step 3

Sign a Band Council Resolution (BCR) and/or receive board motion from Métis community.

The best thing about Iron Coalition is that it follows traditional teachings. It’s about providing opportunity for all Indigenous peoples and doesn’t seek to divide. It doesn’t matter if you are First Nation, Métis, or non-status, you are invited to grow with us. Whether you are on the pipeline route or not, whether you are from a wealthy community or one that is struggling, we want to work together with you. By being open and inclusive we can focus on what we are best at: protecting the environment and making sure we get consultation with your communities right.

Chief Allan Adam

Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation

Having Indigenous ownership in the Trans Mountain pipeline is an opportunity to bring positive and lasting economic change into our communities. By becoming a member of Iron Coalition, First Nation and Métis communities across Alberta can secure an important asset which can allow for increased investment in education, housing, and other community priorities. Coming together in pursuit of TMX pipeline ownership is a way to ensure respect for our lands and traditions while bringing shared benefits to all Canadians.

Chief Billy Morin

Enoch Cree Nation

The best thing about Iron Coalition is that it follows traditional teachings. It’s about providing opportunity for all Indigenous peoples and doesn’t seek to divide. It doesn’t matter if you are First Nation, Métis, or non-status, you are invited to grow with us. Whether you are on the pipeline route or not, whether you are from a wealthy community or one that is struggling, we want to work together with you. By being open and inclusive we can focus on what we are best at: protecting the environment and making sure we get consultation with your communities right.

Chief Allan Adam

Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation

Having Indigenous ownership in the Trans Mountain pipeline is an opportunity to bring positive and lasting economic change into our communities. By becoming a member of Iron Coalition, First Nation and Métis communities across Alberta can secure an important asset which can allow for increased investment in education, housing, and other community priorities. Coming together in pursuit of TMX pipeline ownership is a way to ensure respect for our lands and traditions while bringing shared benefits to all Canadians.

Chief Billy Morin

Enoch Cree Nation