A formal bid to purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline could be made by the end of the month.
Project Reconciliation, which is open to roughly 340 First Nations and Métis communities in Alberta, B.C., and Saskatchewan, made the annoucement on Tuesday.
The group says they’re looking to buy 51 per cent of the pipeline and expansion project.
“We’ve been assembling something that will work for all sides and it will be ready as early as next week. When the government wants to talk, we’ll be ready,” said Managing Director Steve Mason.
Executive Chair of the group Delbert Wapass says it’s exciting to see support is growing in governments and among Indigenous people.
“There is a pipeline to reconciliation and we should take it.”
The federal Liberals re-approved the expansion project in June after it was halted last summer.