The Alaska Highway Aboriginal Pipeline Coalition (AHAPC) is a voluntary initiative formed specifically to assess the implications and communicate information to Yukon First Nations on the proposed gas pipeline along the Alaska Highway. The AHAPC is a grassroots, community-based and community-formed organization, dedicated to working from the community level up on pipeline project issues. The AHAPC was registered in 2004 as a non-profit society, with an office based in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada.
The pipeline project has been the subject of periodic peaked public interest for more than thirty years. The proposed pipeline would carry natural gas from Alaska’s North Slope to Alberta along the Alaska Highway, crossing the traditional territory of nine Yukon First Nations.
The AHAPC is a central coordinating and non-political resource centre that is neutral on the pipeline project. It does not speak or negotiate on behalf of First Nation governments. Through research and communication, the AHAPC helps Yukon First Nations make informed decisions on the project and prepare for meaningful engagement with the industry and governments of Yukon and Canada in matters pertaining to the regulatory framework, environmental and cultural impact assessment, and socio-economic impacts and benefits.