Indigenous consultation and community engagement
Enbridge recognizes and honours Indigenous peoples' close relationship with the land and the environment. We are committed to socially responsible operations and involvement in the communities where we live and work.
As a result, we are committed to forthright and sincere consultation with Indigenous people and communities about our projects and operations that may have an impact upon their legally and constitutionally protected rights. Our consultation activities are guided by our Indigenous Peoples Policy and are in full compliance with guidelines established by the National Energy Board, related provincial ministries, and other applicable regulatory bodies.
We strive to develop mutual understanding through open, timely, two-way communication. Community consultation can be the vital link that identifies the hopes and concerns of the people who may be affected by our projects and operations, and the regulatory requirements we are subject to.
Our approach to Indigenous engagement, as demonstrated by our continued support of Indigenous communities and the implementation of our Indigenous Peoples Policy, signals respect for the unique legal rights of Indigenous people, including the unique constitutional rights of Indigenous people in Canada.