ENMAX operates distribution, transmission and generation facilities in the traditional territory of the Treaty Seven Nations: the Tsuut'ina, Siksika, Kainai, Pikani and Stoney-Nakoda, and in the Metis Nation of Alberta Region 3.
We recognize that community, relationships and trust are the cornerstones of Indigenous communities and we believe that collaboration and partnership requires respect, continuous and open dialogue and a willingness to listen and learn. We strive to find meaningful ways to work with Indigenous peoples.
In addition to engagement and consultation with Indigenous communities for proposed and existing facilities, we also seek to understand each community's unique needs and their deep connections to the land. Our guiding principles — respect, communication and trust— are instrumental in developing open, honest relationships with Indigenous communities. We strive to engage early, often, and on an ongoing basis, to support the Indigenous communities in achieving their development goals.
We will continue to involve Indigenous communities where we operate and make community investment opportunities that support Indigenous communities in valuable ways that matter to them and honour leaders, women and youth who make a difference in the community.
We look to support the economic and social development of Indigenous communities. As one of our focus areas, we support education programs that assist Indigenous Peoples in advancing their knowledge and skills and that celebrate Indigenous culture. In 2020, we provided funding to agencies to support Indigenous-based cultural programs and services in their communities.
Customers are free to purchase natural gas services or electricity services from a retailer of their choice. For a list of retailers, visit ucahelps.alberta.ca or call 310-4822 (toll free in Alberta).