Mikisew Cree First Nation, in partnership with 22 other First Nation and Métis communities, has
acquired an 11.57% collective non-operating interest in seven Enbridge-operated pipelines in
northern Alberta, for $1.12 billion. The seven pipelines involved in the deal move almost half
of all the crude oil from Northern Alberta’s oil sands.
The newly created corporate entity, Athabasca Indigenous Investments (Aii), will steward the investment, representing the 23 Indigenous and Métis communities involved in the deal.
Pipelines included in the transaction are the Athabasca, Wood Buffalo/Athabasca Twin and associated tanks; Norlite Diluent; Waupisoo; Wood Buffalo; Woodland; and the Woodland extension. These assets are underpinned by long-life resources and long-term contracts, which provide highly predictable cash flows.