A local, wholly Indigenous-owned organization
The Western Indigenous Pipeline Group (WIPG) is a wholly owned Indigenous company led by Chiefs and community leaders, which represents the communities directly impacted by the Trans Mountain Pipeline and the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP) (collectively, Trans Mountain) in B.C. and Alberta.
WIPG was formed to acquire a major stake in Trans Mountain for the benefit of Indigenous communities impacted by 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.
Giving our communities the power to guide environmental oversight and stewardship of our lands and waters. Input and participation into managing and minimizing the impacts of development on the environment.
A clear understanding of our values and needs through representation by our own community members. Leadership that is focused on oversight over cultural and community aspects.
Meaningful direct Indigenous ownership to provide impacted communities with economic participation and governance rights. Material distributions to unitholders with our communities having full autonomy over spending decisions.