Tony Alexis is Chief of the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation and co-chair of Iron Coalition. Paul Poscente is CEO of Backwoods Energy Services and the working group lead for Iron Coalition, which is negotiating for ownership of the Trans Mountain Pipeline.
As the future of the Trans Mountain pipeline project unfolds in Canada, the country and the global energy investment community are watching.
We have an opportunity for transformational change in the way major infrastructure projects are conceived and completed. As members of Iron Coalition, an Alberta-based, Indigenous-driven organization with the sole purpose of achieving ownership in the Trans Mountain pipeline (TMX), we are encouraged to know the federal government is open to Indigenous ownership of this major project. We also know that in order for Indigenous ownership to be successful, the process must be methodical, systematic and reasoned.”