Spotlight: Indigenous Legacy Scholarship
Our scholarship program is one example of the long-term value we bring to the communities where we operate through our Build Strong community giving program. In 2020, we awarded 900+ scholarships worth more than C$2.5 million to students from across North America.
Marcel B. from Winnebago, Nebraska, was a recipient of an Indigenous Legacy Scholarship in 2018. Watch Marcel’s story and see how the scholarship is helping the father of six balance family life while pursuing a degree in network administration and security.
Native Fest celebrates Native American culture
A critical community in the energy industry known as “The Pipeline Crossroads of the World,” Cushing, Oklahoma is a culturally rich region home to many Indigenous groups—and an annual fall festival called Native Fest that brings everyone together.
A celebration of Native American culture, TC Energy has sponsored Native Fest annually since its inception in 2015 as part of our ongoing commitment to building meaningful relationships with Indigenous groups.
Empowering the young adults of Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation
Grounded in spiritual, emotional and traditional teachings, the Young Women’s Wiyami program at Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation provides young women with the knowledge to make healthy and empowering life choices for themselves and their families. The program, sponsored by TC Energy for two years, runs for three months, twice a year and includes sessions on nutrition, financial literacy, traditional sewing and the Stoney language. Following the success of the program, in 2019, the program became open to all interested Nation members.
Bringing communities together in Mexico
Nestled among the Sierra Madre mountains is one of Mexico’s most expansive pipeline systems. The region is also home to numerous Raramuri communities. As part of our ongoing work in the region, we hosted an Indigenous cultural festival which brought together more than 1,200 Raramuri community members to showcase their music, food, arts and crafts. Community members also had an opportunity to learn about different aspects of pipeline construction and safety standards through interactive games and audiovisual experiences at the TC Energy booth.