WLFN Members are asked to contribute to a survey regarding a potential partnership with Western Indigenous Pipeline group. Following the first engagement session held in September, two more community engagement sessions will be held on Tuesday, November 22nd: the first at noon with lunch provided, and the second at 5:30pm with dinner provided. The sessions will be held at the Council Chambers of the WLFN Government Building, 2561 Quigli Drive. For a ride to an info session, please contact Maggie Berns before 4:30pm on November 21st: 250.296.3507 ext. 138 or [email protected]. Community members are warmly invited to engage in the conversation. Please find more information about the project, as well as a community survey on this page.
Western Indigenous Pipeline Group (WIPG) is a wholly Indigenous owned and led organization that formed to represent the communities impacted by the Trans Mountain Pipeline and the Trans Mountain Expansion Project in BC and Alberta. Williams Lake First Nation is among many First Nations that have been petitioned by WIPG due to our relative proximity to the pipeline. Although the pipeline does not run directly through Williams Lake First Nation, WLFN was identified as a Nation potentially impacted by the Trans Mountain pipeline for numerous reasons. WIPG seeks to acquire a major stake in Trans Mountain for the benefit of Indigenous communities impacted by the pipeline. As stated on the WIPG website, “by purchasing Trans Mountain, Indigenous communities will ensure their environmental, community and economic goals are met.”
We want to know what our community members feel about the prospect of WLFN engaging with WIPG on this venture. We encourage you to take a moment to learn about WIPG and fill out a short survey (below).