Pipelines and Indigenous Peoples: From Opposition to Ownership

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Pipelines and Indigenous Peoples: From Opposition to Ownership

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The building of pipelines has become a lightning rod issue in Canada, often centred around whether Indigenous peoples support them on or near their territories. While the media has mainly focused on groups that oppose pipelines, in the past ten years there has been a remarkable shift in how Indigenous communities are involved in and benefit from these major projects.

Please join us for a panel that will share the experiences and perspectives of Indigenous leaders who have chosen to engage in pipeline projects in order to provide economic opportunities to their communities, for each of TMX, Line 3, CGL and KXL.

There is no cost to register. The webinar will be hosted via Zoom. Please share this with those who might be interested.

Guest Speakers

  • Chief Michael Lebourdais, Whispering Pine First Nation (TMX)
  • Chief Evan Taypotat, Kahkewistahaw First Nation (Line 3)
  • Chief Alvin Francis, Chair of Natural Law Energy and Chief of Nekaneet First Nation
  • Councillor Karen Ogen, Wet’suwet’en First Nation and CEO, First Nations LNG Alliance (CGL)


  • Heather Exner-Pirot, Research Advisor, Indigenous Resource Network

Contact us at sppcomm@ucalgary.ca with any questions.