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Iron Coalition is represented by Indigenous leaders in Alberta. We are 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 Trans Mountain Pipeline.

‘Alberta First Nations group plans bid for Trans Mountain pipeline stake’ – Globe & Mail

A group of Alberta First Nations and Métis communities is planning to bid for a stake in the Trans Mountain oil pipeline, adding to a list of Indigenous would-be backers of contentious energy projects. Iron Coalition, co-led by Chief Tony Alexis of the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, will roll out details on Wednesday of a planned offer for the pipeline that runs to the West Coast from Alberta, owned by the federal government, and its proposed multibillion-dollar expansion, said a person familiar with the arrangements who was not authorized to speak publicly. Iron Coalition plans to offer all First Nations and Métis communities in Alberta equal ownership stakes, according to its new social media account… Other leaders of Iron Coalition include Chief Calvin Bruneau of the Papaschase First Nation and Ron Quintal, president of the Fort McKay Métis.

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‘Indigenous group based in Alberta launches ownership bid for Trans Mountain pipeline’ – The Star Edmonton

An Indigenous coalition based in Alberta has been launched with the aim of acquiring ownership in the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline project. The Iron Coalition, led by Chief Tony Alexis from Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, Chief Calvin Bruneau from Papaschase First Nation, and Ron Quintal from Fort McKay Métis, announced on Wednesday in Edmonton its intentions to have ownership in the pipeline once it’s approved by the federal government and it becomes available for sale.

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‘Iron Coalition planning bid for stake in Trans Mountain pipeline as template for future energy investments’ – Globe & Mail

An Indigenous led-group in Alberta planning a bid for a stake in the Trans Mountain oil pipeline aims to use the effort as a template for future investments in other projects, one of its leaders says. Iron Coalition rolled out details on Wednesday of its plans to invite all Alberta First Nation and Métis communities to participate in a plan to buy into the contentious pipeline to the West Coast and its $7.4-billion expansion project. Details such as the size of stake it wants and how financing would be structured have not been finalized, said coalition co-chair Tony Alexis of the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation.

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‘Iron Coalition of Alberta First Nation and Metis communities plan bid for Trans Mountain pipeline’ – CBC Radio: The Homestretch

A group of Alberta First Nations and Metis communities is planning to make a bid to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline. The group is called the Iron Coalition and its plan comes barely two weeks before the federal government announces its final decision on whether the delayed pipeline project goes ahead. The Trans Mountain pipeline has faced delays and challenges over the past few years. The liberal government made a deal to purchase the pipeline from Kinder Morgan last may, at a cost of $4.5B. Chief Tony Alexis is co-leading the Iron Coalition.

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‘New Indigenous coalition aims to buy a piece of Trans Mountain pipeline’ – Calgary Herald

On Wednesday, Alberta-based Iron Coalition was officially launched, announcing its intentions to acquire a majority stake in the pipeline. Iron Coalition is led by Chief Tony Alexis of the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation in west-central Alberta, as well as Chief Calvin Bruneau of the Papaschase First Nation, and Fort McKay Métis president Ron Quintal. All Métis communities and First Nations in Alberta will be invited to join the group as part of its membership drive.

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‘First Nation groups vie for control of controversial pipeline’ – Radio Canada International

Finance Minister Bill Morneau met Wednesday representatives of one group, the so-called Iron Coalition, which includes different First Nations and Métis communities from Alberta. “It was a good discussion,” Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation Chief Tony Alexis, whose community is located 90 km northwest of Edmonton, told CBC News. The group is co-chaired by Alexis, Chief Calvin Bruneau of the Papaschase First Nation in Edmonton, and Ron Quintal, president of the Fort McKay Métis, located 60 km north of Fort McMurray, the heartland of the Canadian oilsands industry.

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