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Winnebago Tribe sees power from solar energy as boost to sovereignty
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Winnebago Tribe sees power from solar energy as boost to sovereignty (March 7, 2018)

For the Winnebago Tribe, the battle for sovereignty is taking place in a field near a car dealership and on roofs across their reservation.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation takes the lead in embracing green energy solutions
Environment | Opinion

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation takes the lead in embracing green energy solutions (December 12, 2017)

We have embraced ideas that look to the future and how we can be better stewards for our children and for the earth.

Tribes plan renewable energy projects with help of $7.8M in federal funds
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Tribes plan renewable energy projects with help of $7.8M in federal funds (June 30, 2017)

Tribes across the nation are investing in renewable energy projects in their communities with the help of $7.8 million from the Department of Energy.

Cronkite News: Solar power brings light to homes on Navajo Nation
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Cronkite News: Solar power brings light to homes on Navajo Nation (February 7, 2017)

About 18,000 homes without power – about one-third of those on the reservation -- aren't connected to the grid.

Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe brings in solar power
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Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe brings in solar power (October 31, 2016)

Rosebud tribal citizens can pay up to one-third their annual income on utilities.

Mike Myers: Leech Lake Band takes lead in solar development
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Mike Myers: Leech Lake Band takes lead in solar development (October 17, 2016)

'As privately held Indigenous nation chartered companies we sit in a unique position.'

Moapa Band wins federal approval for another solar energy plant
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Moapa Band wins federal approval for another solar energy plant (September 16, 2016)

The Nevada tribe has almost completed one solar facility and two more are in the works.

Mark Trahant: Candidate shows support for #NoDAPL movement
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Mark Trahant: Candidate shows support for #NoDAPL movement (September 1, 2016)

Henry Red Cloud added his name to those traveling to Cannon Ball, North Dakota, to show support for the people of Standing Rock and their opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Mark Trahant: A Native champion on the ballot in South Dakota
Environment | Opinion | Politics

Mark Trahant: A Native champion on the ballot in South Dakota (June 29, 2016)

This is the year of the Native American candidate. If it’s also the year of the Native American voter, well, look out.

Supreme Court won't take up dispute over solar plant on sacred land
Environment | Law

Supreme Court won't take up dispute over solar plant on sacred land (June 6, 2016)

A group of plaintiffs that included an elder from the Fort Mojave Tribe challenged the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in southern California.

Moapa Band clears hurdle for another solar project on reservation
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Moapa Band clears hurdle for another solar project on reservation (March 10, 2016)

The Aiya Solar Project consists of a solar photovoltaic facility capable of generating up to 100 megawatts of power.

Appeals court rejects challenge to solar plant on sacred tribal land
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Appeals court rejects challenge to solar plant on sacred tribal land (March 8, 2016)

The Obama administration fast-tracked the Genesis Solar Power Project in California over the objections of tribes.

Red Lake Nation takes big step forward with solar power project
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Red Lake Nation takes big step forward with solar power project (February 19, 2016)

The tribe will embark on a three-phase plan to install solar panels, develop solar energy farms and open a solar equipment manufacturing plant.

Native Sun News: Building homes with solar energy at Pine Ridge
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Native Sun News: Building homes with solar energy at Pine Ridge (December 8, 2015)

Paul Shields, son Leonard Peltier and father of three girls, has been building a house here on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation since August, hoping to move from his old FEMA trailer and provide a warm home for his family at the beginning of 2016.

Lakota Country Times: Interest growing in solar at Pine Ridge
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Lakota Country Times: Interest growing in solar at Pine Ridge (November 17, 2015)

Lakota Solar Enterprise brought 15 students to the Pine Ridge Reservation to learn about installing a solar array and tying it into existing services.

Southern Ute Tribe to open solar power plant on reservation
Environment

Southern Ute Tribe to open solar power plant on reservation (November 13, 2015)

The 800-kilowatt facility will power about 10 governmental buildings in Ignacio, Colorado.

Dennis Patch: Tribal sacred sites ignored in push for solar energy
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Dennis Patch: Tribal sacred sites ignored in push for solar energy (October 27, 2015)

CRIT is not opposed to responsible renewable energy, but it should not be achieved by degrading the living history and cultural beliefs of our people.

Shinnecock Nation welcomes Secretary Jewell on key anniversary
Environment | National | Federal Recognition

Shinnecock Nation welcomes Secretary Jewell on key anniversary (September 30, 2015)

The tribe's federal recognition became final on October 1, 2010, after 32 years of review at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Tribe questions fast-tracking of solar energy projects by Obama administration
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Tribe questions fast-tracking of solar energy projects by Obama administration (September 4, 2015)

The traditional homelands of the Colorado River Indian Tribes are being targeted for solar energy development.

Blue Lake Rancheria breaks ground on 'microgrid' energy system
Environment

Blue Lake Rancheria breaks ground on 'microgrid' energy system (August 25, 2015)

The project consists of solar, biomass and diesel components that will supply power to the reservation.

Native Sun News: Lakota man brings solar power to the people
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Native Sun News: Lakota man brings solar power to the people (July 14, 2015)

Access to solar power became dreams closer to every family’s reality in late June with the announcement of free skills training sessions in renewable energy installations provided by Lakota Solar Enterprises and Dakota Rural Action.

Albert Bender: Solar energy plant approved over tribal concerns
Environment | Opinion

Albert Bender: Solar energy plant approved over tribal concerns (June 4, 2015)

An ancient, sacred Mohave Indian tribal site has been destroyed as a result of the Obama administration's push for solar development on public land.

Department of Energy awards $6M to tribes for energy projects
Environment

Department of Energy awards $6M to tribes for energy projects (March 18, 2015)

Of the 11 tribes that received funds, 10 will use the money for solar energy projects.

Dry Creek Band announces $21M solar energy development
Environment

Dry Creek Band announces $21M solar energy development (November 12, 2014)

The cost of the project is being picked up by tribal investors.

Native Sun News: Hopi woman brings solar power to the people
Environment

Native Sun News: Hopi woman brings solar power to the people (October 9, 2014)

Deb Tewa, a member of the Hopi tribe of Arizona, is one of few women who install solar energy systems

Moapa Band asks Congress to pass bill to add land to reservation
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Moapa Band asks Congress to pass bill to add land to reservation (July 10, 2014)

Chairwoman Aletha Tom says land will be used for housing, recreation, cultural purposes and renewable energy development.

Blog: Hopi Tribe and Navajo Nation turns to renewable energy
Environment

Blog: Hopi Tribe and Navajo Nation turns to renewable energy (July 2, 2014)

The Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation are harnessing solar and wind power.

WXPR: Forest County Potawatomi Tribe taps green energy
Environment

WXPR: Forest County Potawatomi Tribe taps green energy (April 23, 2014)

The Forest County Potawatomi Tribe of Wisconsin is harnessing solar power and alternative forms of energy.

Column: Moapa Band makes good deal for solar energy panels
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Column: Moapa Band makes good deal for solar energy panels (April 10, 2014)

The Moapa Band of Paiute Indians in Nevada used a High Energy Cost Grant from the Agriculture Department to install solar arrays at a tribal business.

Moapa Band celebrates completion of  $2.4M solar power project
Business | Environment

Moapa Band celebrates completion of $2.4M solar power project (April 8, 2014)

The Moapa Band of Paiute Indians in Nevada has completed a $4.2 million solar energy project.

HCN: Building better homes on the Pine Ridge Reservation
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HCN: Building better homes on the Pine Ridge Reservation (January 21, 2014)

High Country News reports on efforts to build sustainable housing on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, home to the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

Magazine: Quechan Nation battles solar plant by sacred site
Environment

Magazine: Quechan Nation battles solar plant by sacred site (October 8, 2013)

The Quechan Nation is fighting a solar project in California that's located near a sacred site.

Moapa Band set to start construction on big solar power plant
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Moapa Band set to start construction on big solar power plant (August 14, 2013)

The Moapa Band of Paiute Indians in Nevada expects to start work on a large-scale solar energy facility this fall.

Moapa Band sues energy company over waste at power facility
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Moapa Band sues energy company over waste at power facility (August 9, 2013)

The Moapa Band of Paiute Indians in Nevada filed suit against an energy company that operates a coal-fired power plant next to the reservation.

Blog: Tribal college students harness solar energy for housing
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Blog: Tribal college students harness solar energy for housing (July 31, 2013)

Students at Oglala Lakota College in South Dakota are learning about solar energy.

Blog: Henry Red Cloud spreads solar power to Indian Country
Environment

Blog: Henry Red Cloud spreads solar power to Indian Country (July 12, 2013)

OnEarth Blog learns more about the efforts of Henry Red Cloud, the founder of Lakota Solar Enterprises.

White House Blog: Moapa Band turns to renewable energy
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White House Blog: Moapa Band turns to renewable energy (June 26, 2013)

David Agnew, the director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, discusses solar energy plans of the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians in Nevada.

Chumash Tribe funds $5K solar installation for  local home
Environment

Chumash Tribe funds $5K solar installation for local home (May 8, 2013)

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California donated $5,000 for a solar installation at a local home. The tribe worked with GRID Alternatives, a non-profit, to install the...

Moapa  Band hosts 16-mile walk to promote renewable energy
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Moapa Band hosts 16-mile walk to promote renewable energy (April 23, 2013)

The Moapa Band of Paiute Indians in Nevada held a 16-mile walk on Saturday to promote clean energy. The "Coal to Clean Energy" began at the NV Energy coal-fired power...

Blog: Solar energy holds great promise for Indian Country
Environment

Blog: Solar energy holds great promise for Indian Country (September 14, 2012)

"Photovoltaic power and solar water heating have been warmly embraced by an increasingly wide demographic within the United States, including Native Americans. American Indian groups across the country have been...

Moapa Band plans another solar energy project on reservation
Environment

Moapa Band plans another solar energy project on reservation (August 29, 2012)

The Moapa Band of Paiute Indians in Nevada is planning another solar energy project on its reservation. The tribe recently won approval for a 350 megawatt facility on 2,000 acres....

DOI releases roadmap for solar energy projects on public land
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DOI releases roadmap for solar energy projects on public land (July 25, 2012)

The Interior Department on Tuesday released a roadmap for solar energy development on public lands. The plan identifies 285,000 acres in seven states where future solar projects will be able...

Blog: Moapa Band solar energy project promises employment
Environment

Blog: Moapa Band solar energy project promises employment (July 19, 2012)

"Recently the Obama administration approved a record breaking 350 megawatt solar project on tribal land. The massive solar project will be constructed on 2,000 acres of the Moapa Band Paiute...

Moapa Band secures DOI approval to build large solar power plant
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Moapa Band secures DOI approval to build large solar power plant (June 22, 2012)

The Moapa Band of Paiute Indians in Nevada won approval from the Interior Department to build a large-scale solar power plant on the reservation. The 350-megawatt solar plant will be...

Tribes uncover ancestral remains by solar site in California
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Tribes uncover ancestral remains by solar site in California (April 24, 2012)

After discovering ancestral remains near the site, two tribes are asking the Obama administration to stop a solar energy project in southern California. The Colorado River Indian Tribes and the...

Delaware Nation seeks to bring green energy to Oklahoma
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Delaware Nation seeks to bring green energy to Oklahoma (February 23, 2012)

The Delaware Nation of Oklahoma is building a home for green energy businesses. The tribe paid $3 million for a 250,000 square-foot building in Anadarko. After $1 million in renovations,...

Delaware Nation to  use solar energy for tribal headquarters
Environment

Delaware Nation to use solar energy for tribal headquarters (June 16, 2011)

The Delaware Nation of Oklahoma plans to use solar energy to supply power at its tribal headquarters. The tribe will install a 37.5-kilowatt solar array on the roof of the...

Solar Energy: Helping bring basic services  to Navajo elders
Environment

Solar Energy: Helping bring basic services to Navajo elders (May 5, 2011)

"Nearly 20,000 rural Navajo homes in the US do not have electricity or basic human services, and many of these homes are occupied by elders with health issues or disabilities....

Clean Energy: Tribes talk potential for solar development
Environment

Clean Energy: Tribes talk potential for solar development (April 26, 2011)

"While there are Indian reservations scattered throughout the country, the Southwest is home to many. That simple fact makes solar and other renewable energy development discussions extremely relevant to native...

Opinion: Tribes should be included in renewable energy solutions
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Opinion: Tribes should be included in renewable energy solutions (January 14, 2011)

"To be truly effective, large-scale solar energy extraction facilities require extensive tracts of very sunny land. Thus, public and traditional tribal lands in the Southwest attract such facilities. Their construction...

SHBJ: Indian Country boasts advantage for solar energy projects
Environment

SHBJ: Indian Country boasts advantage for solar energy projects (January 7, 2011)

"There are many ironies in the history of relations between the United States and its indigenous peoples, but one in particular may be a telling illustration of the distribution of...