Hydro One Indigenous Partnerships Inc. (HOIP) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hydro One Inc. HOIP, as the General Partner, is the operator of the assets owned by Hydro One and its indigenous partners in Ontario.
HOIP’s mandate is to operate the commercial partnerships in order to provide optimal dividends to the partners and their communities while minimizing transmission costs to the rate payers of Ontario. The key plank of success is the level and quality of communication with the partners. HOIP meets regularly with Hydro One Networks and community representatives to provide them with updates on the financial performance of the partnership, information on operational matters, and engage on industry matters affecting the transmission business in Ontario.
Hydro One Limited (TSX: H)
Hydro One Limited, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, is Ontario’s largest electricity transmission and distribution provider with 1.4 million valued customers, $27.1 billion in assets as at December 31, 2019, and annual revenues in 2019 of $6.5 billion. Our team of approximately 8,800 skilled and dedicated employees proudly build and maintain a safe and reliable electricity system which is essential to supporting strong and successful communities. In 2019, Hydro One invested $1.7 billion in its transmission and distribution networks and supported the economy through buying $1.5 billion of goods and services. We are committed to the communities where we live and work through community investment, sustainability and diversity initiatives. We are designated as a Sustainable Electricity Company by the Canadian Electricity Association. Hydro One Limited’s common shares are listed on the TSX and certain of Hydro One Inc.’s medium term notes are listed on the NYSE. Additional information can be accessed at www.hydroone.com; www.sedar.com or www.sec.gov.
Saugeen Ojibway Nation
The Saugeen Ojibway Nations consist of the Chippewas of Saugeen First Nation and the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation. SON traditional territory extends east from Lake Huron to the Nottawasaga River and south from the tip of the Bruce Peninsula to the Maitland River system, 11 miles south of Goderich. SON traditional waters include the lakebed of Lake Huron from the shore to the international boundary with the United States and the lakebed of Georgian Bay to the halfway point. SON assert Aboriginal and Treaty rights throughout its traditional territory, including an established commercial fishing right in the waters of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. A significant proportion of the assets that comprise the BxM Project are situated within the area SON identify as their traditional territory.
Chippewas of Saugeen First Nation
Saugeen First Nation is a located along the Saugeen River and Bruce Peninsula in Ontario. The First Nations legal name is the “Chippewas of Saugeen”. Saugeen First Nation is the primary “political successor apparent” to the Chippewas of Saugeen Ojibway Territory; the other First Nation that is a part of Chippewas of Saugeen Ojibway Territory is Chippewas of Nawash unceded First Nation. The First Nation consist of four reserves: Chief’s Point 28, Saugeen 29, Saugeen Hunting Grounds 60A, and Saugeen and Cape Croker Fishing Islands. The Saugeen First Nation Web site states that “the Ojibway heritage is rich in colour and expression. This is evident in dance, works of art and the hand made craft creations”.
Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation
The Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation is a First Nation community of Anishinaabe (Ojibway, Odawa and Potawatomi) people located at Neyaashiinigmiing, specifically on the eastern shores of the Saugeen (Bruce) Peninsula in Ontario. Along with the Saugeen First Nation, they make up the Saugeen Ojibway Nation. Nawash has a population of 700 members living on reserve; however, the total membership population is approximately 2,080. There are currently 3 reserves, Neyaashiinigmiing 27, Cape Croker Hunting Ground 60B and Saugeen and Cape Croker Fishing Islands. The size of all reserves is 71.83 km² (27.73 sq. mi.).