Enbridge recognizes and honours Aboriginal and Native American 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 Aboriginal 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 Aboriginal and Native American 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 Aboriginal engagement, as demonstrated by our continued support of Aboriginal communities and the implementation of our Aboriginal and Native American Policy, signals respect for the unique legal rights of Aboriginal and Native American people, including the unique constitutional rights of Aboriginal people in Canada.