Enbridge’s Indigenous Peoples Policy
Because Indigenous Peoples in Canada and the U.S. have distinct rights, Enbridge acknowledges that the Indigenous Peoples we interact with are more than stakeholders. For this reason, we have adopted a separate corporate policy to ensure that our activities respect their distinct rights. Our Indigenous Peoples Policy outlines the key principles that guide our engagement with Indigenous Nations and groups in areas in North America where our pipelines cross or may impact their lands or rights.
The purpose and intent of our Indigenous Peoples Policy is to:
- Acknowledge the history and diversity of Indigenous Peoples and recognize their distinct rights as protected by Canadian and U.S. laws;
- Commit to consultation, engagement and the creation of positive, long-lasting mutually beneficial relationships (social, cultural, economic and environmental);
- Recognize the importance of the UNDRIP and the role it plays in guiding our approach; and
- Frame all commitments as a shared responsibility involving Enbridge and its affiliates, employees and contractors.