Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation Media Release

Iron Coalition Launches as Indigenous-Led, Alberta-Based Organization With Intention to Acquire Ownership in the Trans Mountain Pipeline

Today the announcement of the Iron Coalition took place. Chief Tony Alexis has been meeting with various Chiefs to discuss the development of this pipeline. These discussions led to the development of the Iron Coalition.

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.

Iron Coalition will provide its members with the opportunity to generate revenue through ownership of the TMX pipeline that can be invested back into their communities with no capital costs. As a community-based initiative, 100 per cent of proceeds will be directed back to each member community based on ownership share and community population, ensuring everyone will directly benefit from pipeline ownership.

The leadership of Iron Coalition is comprised of Chief Tony Alexis, Chief Calvin Bruneau, Papaschase First Nation and President Ron Quintal, Fort McKay Métis.

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You may also wish to view the following press release on the official launch of Iron Coalition and the benefit it brings to First Nation communities in Alberta:
Press Release