Indigenous Peoples

Land Acknowledgement

AltaGas acknowledges that we work on the traditional lands of Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the United States, and we are grateful for their stewardship, sharing and celebration of these territories.

We value building trusting and enduring relationships with Indigenous groups and seek to create mutually beneficial opportunities for economic development, environmental protection and social well-being.

Our Engagement

AltaGas strives to conduct development activity in an environmentally, ecologically, socially, culturally and economically sustainable manner for the benefit of future generations, and values collaboration with Indigenous peoples in determining how this may be achieved in conjunction with our projects.

Forming open, respectful, and inclusive relationships with Indigenous Peoples is fundamental to the way we do business.

AltaGas works to build long-term collaborative relationships that are based on trust, the willingness to listen and learn, and the desire to involve Indigenous peoples meaningfully in every phase of our developments. Our approach is underscored by principles that help to enable strong relationships, including:

Our Guiding Principles:

  • Early, open and honest communication
  • Integrate Indigenous teachings of traditional and cultural practices
  • Desire to engage with as many community members as possible
  • Commitment to educate, train and build capacity for community members to participate from project planning through to reclamation
  • Achieve goals that align with community

Indigenous Engagement Guideline

Our Indigenous Engagement Guideline ensures that listening, learning, and responding are at the heart of our relationships. The Guideline also ensures we apply a consistent approach to engagement, areas of focus for economic
and social benefit and record keeping.

Agreements with Indigenous Communities

As part of its engagement with Indigenous peoples, AltaGas may enter into agreements with Indigenous peoples. These agreements may range in nature from short-term arrangements that enable Indigenous peoples to learn more about AltaGas’ proposed developments and participate in regulatory processes, to agreements that define how AltaGas and Indigenous communities can collaborate over a longer period of time on matters such as training, education, and environmental protection.

Learn more in our 2023 Environment, Social and Governance Report.

2023 ESG Report

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