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Northern California Tribe Harnesses Sun and Wind for Renewable Energy System

Northern California Tribe Harnesses Sun and Wind for Renewable Energy System

It’s sunny and windy on the northern coast of California. So why not put these elements to good use to help power a reservation, expand energy independence and reduce the carbon footprint? That’s the thinking behind the decision by the 577-member Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria to…

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Henry Red Cloud Leads the Renewable-Energy Charge at Pine Ridge

Henry Red Cloud Leads the Renewable-Energy Charge at Pine Ridge

There is a revolution under way to bring renewable resources to Native American people. Led by modern-day warrior Henry Red Cloud, a direct fifth generation descendent of Red Cloud, the famous Lakota war chief, and Trees, Water & People (TWP), inroads are being made one home and one business at…

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White Earth and Tsleil-Waututh Nations Partner on Community Wind Power

White Earth and Tsleil-Waututh Nations Partner on Community Wind Power

Two tribes, from different sides of the 49th Parallel, are reuniting Turtle Island with a business deal. A First Nations—owned company in British Columbia will supply wind power to the White Earth Community Service Center in Naytahwaush and to the Ojibwa Building Supplies facility in Waubun, the U.…