Métis Nation Annual General Assembly Adopts Motion to Support Trans Mountain Pipeline

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Lac La Biche, Alberta (August 13, 2018) – At the Métis Nation of Alberta’s 90th General Assembly yesterday, delegates voted in favor of a resolution supporting the Trans Mountain Pipeline, which also included a component for Indigenous ownership and equity.

The McMurray Métis and the Métis Nation of Alberta united on the motion, with McMurray Métis CEO Bill Loutitt moving the resolution and it was seconded by Métis Nation of Alberta’s Karen Collins, President of Region 2.

“The McMurray Métis has already participated in various meetings with provincial and federal government officials highlighting the need for Indigenous ownership and equity. With the adoption of this motion by the Métis Nation of Alberta it will only strengthen our position during negotiations in the months ahead.”
       – Bill Loutitt, CEO McMurray Métis.

“The Métis of Alberta are working together to provide a better future for our children and grandchildren. Solid economic investment, including pipelines like the Trans Mountain, is the right way to go. I was very pleased by the strong show of support for this resolution.”
       – Audrey Poitras, President, Métis Nation of Alberta

 

To read the full motion, click here.