Shxw’ōwhámel First Nation’s Siy:am Council worked with us to engage their members to achieve and informed decision on their proposed agreement with Kinder Morgan. The project is controversial and the council and community was split on the proposed Impact Benefit Agreement. We worked with Shxw’ōwhámel and engaged 95% of their voting age members through door-to-door, family meetings, phone calling, and online methods prior to the vote. The vote was conducted in person, by telephone, and online to maximize participation. After the 62%-in-favour result, the community accepted the decision and moved forward to implementation of the agreement.
“This was a tough decision for our Si:yam Council and our community. CopperMoon put in place a clear and solid process for our members to vote and made sure they had the balanced information they needed to make a decision.”
Of community members completed an online and in print opinion survey used to guide leadership and the engagement process