Vancouver - Traditional territory of xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)
Today, Project Reconciliation announced the start of a community listening tour through B.C. and Alberta. Grounded in tradition and respect for the importance of listening to Indigenous communities, Project Reconciliation began this important dialogue when it took part in the 43rd annual B.C. Elders Gathering.
“The listening tour is an important opportunity for us to share Project Reconciliation’s plan and vision with Indigenous peoples in Western Canada,” said Delbert Wapass, Executive Chair and Founder of Project Reconciliation. “But, most importantly, it’s an opportunity for us to hear their feedback, because it is essential it be reflected in our final submission to the federal government.”
An Indigenous-led organization, Project Reconciliation is leading the way to buy a majority stake in the Trans Mountain pipeline on behalf of First Nations and Metis groups in B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan.
The listening tour will begin in Kamloops in mid-August and will invite First Nations and Métis Nation communities along the entire Trans Mountain pipeline route to share their thoughts about majority Indigenous ownership of the pipeline.