Pipeline Group (APG) was formed in 2000 to represent the
interest of the aboriginal peoples of the Northwest Territories
in the proposed Mackenzie Valley Pipeline became a full participant
in the Project in June 2003.
Two other related organizations have also been formed:
- Mackenzie Valley Aboriginal Pipeline Limited Partnership
(MVAPLP). MVAPLP holds the APG's financial interest in the
Mackenzie Valley Pipeline. MVAPLP is to be owned primarily
by organizations under the directrion of the Deh Cho, Sahtu,
Gwich'in and Invialuit. The other Northwest Territories settlement
areas (the Akaitcho, Dogrib, Salt River, North Slave Metis Alliance
and South Slave Metis Alliance) will be given an opportunity to
participate in the MVAPLP at the discretion of the Deh Cho, Sahtu,
Gwich'in and Inuvialuit.
- Mackenzie Valley Aboriginal Pipeline Corporation (MVAPC).
MVAPC is the general partner of MVAPLP.
In October 2001, the Mackenzie Valley Aboriginal Pipeline
Corporation entered into a Memorandum
of Understanding with the four producing companies.
The MVAPC (known more commonly as the APG) became a
full participant in the Project in June 2003 following funding
and participation agreements between between the four
producers, the APG and TransCanada Pipelines Limited.
These agreements enhance the rights of the APG as defined
in the Memorandum of Understanding and chart a course for
the Project to move forward in a way that will create real and
lasting benefits for the people of the North.
For more information, see "Why