By leaders. For communities.

The Western Indigenous Pipeline Group (WIPG) is a wholly owned Indigenous company led by Chiefs and community leaders, which represents the communities impacted by Trans Mountain Pipeline and Expansion (TMX) (collectively, Trans Mountain) in B.C. and Alberta.

About Us
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True progress that will allow our communities and Canadians to move forward together

WIPG was formed to acquire a major stake in Trans Mountain for the benefit of Indigenous communities who live along the pipeline. By purchasing Trans Mountain, Indigenous communities will ensure their environmental, community and economic goals are met. WIPG is a local organization with real ties to the people, the lands, and the water around Trans Mountain.

Our Leadership

The leaders of WIPG are from communities along the pipeline route

How We Support

Chiefs & community leaders of these traditional territories

Chairman and VP Finance

Chief David Jimmie

Chief David Jimmie
CEO and Director

Joe Dion

Joe Dion
Executive VP and Director

Chief Michael Lebourdais

Chief Michael Lebourdais
President and Director

Keith Matthew

Keith Matthew
Director

Chief Russell Chipps

Chief Russell Chipps
Director

Chief Greg Desjarlais

Chief Greg Desjarlais
Director

Chief Robert Gladstone

Chief Robert Gladstone
Regional Organizer

Chief Gordon Planes

Chief Gordon Planes
Director

Audrey Poitras

Audrey Poitras
Director

Chief Arthur Rain

Chief Arthur Rain
Community Outreach

Joshua Dion

Joshua Dion

Indigenous Led

WIPG was founded by First Nation leaders with the purpose of establishing a collaborative economic participation framework that leads with the best interests of Indigenous communities.

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Finance Ready

WIPG and Pembina Pipeline Corporation are preparing a non-binding proposal, which will be subject to diligence. There is no capital requirement from partner Indigenous groups.

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Environmentally Focused

Through Indigenous ownership, our communities have direct influence in managing the aspects related to soil, land, air, plants, wildlife, and watersheds.

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Connecting our communities for shared stewardship and benefit opportunities