'Right now, throughout the world, we’re not taking care of our lands,' Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said.
'This project will bring nearly 200 badly needed jobs to Pine Ridge,' landowner Lynn Rapp says.
They may have turned out the lights, but the party’s not over at the Navajo Generating Station and its affiliated Kayenta coal mine.
You can’t make this stuff up. At the end of the fossil fuel era, the plan is to transfer the liability to Native people.
On every reservation there is a visionary, a person who tries to create something new and promising, to protect something old and important.
An organization focused on increasing energy independence for American Indians is helping to bring light, jobs and new opportunities to tribal communities.
The Winnebago Tribe is continuing its march toward self-sustainability in northeast Nebraska.
The Kayenta Solar Project is the first large-scale solar farm on the Navajo Nation and the largest tribally owned renewable power plant in the country.
For the Winnebago Tribe, the battle for sovereignty is taking place in a field near a car dealership and on roofs across their reservation.
We have embraced ideas that look to the future and how we can be better stewards for our children and for the earth.
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.
About 18,000 homes without power – about one-third of those on the reservation -- aren't connected to the grid.
Rosebud tribal citizens can pay up to one-third their annual income on utilities.
'As privately held Indigenous nation chartered companies we sit in a unique position.'
The Nevada tribe has almost completed one solar facility and two more are in the works.
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.
This is the year of the Native American candidate. If it’s also the year of the Native American voter, well, look out.
A group of plaintiffs that included an elder from the Fort Mojave Tribe challenged the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in southern California.
The Aiya Solar Project consists of a solar photovoltaic facility capable of generating up to 100 megawatts of power.
The Obama administration fast-tracked the Genesis Solar Power Project in California over the objections of tribes.
The tribe will embark on a three-phase plan to install solar panels, develop solar energy farms and open a solar equipment manufacturing plant.
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 Solar Enterprise brought 15 students to the Pine Ridge Reservation to learn about installing a solar array and tying it into existing services.
The 800-kilowatt facility will power about 10 governmental buildings in Ignacio, Colorado.
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.
The tribe's federal recognition became final on October 1, 2010, after 32 years of review at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
The traditional homelands of the Colorado River Indian Tribes are being targeted for solar energy development.
The project consists of solar, biomass and diesel components that will supply power to the reservation.
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.
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.
Of the 11 tribes that received funds, 10 will use the money for solar energy projects.
The cost of the project is being picked up by tribal investors.
Deb Tewa, a member of the Hopi tribe of Arizona, is one of few women who install solar energy systems
Chairwoman Aletha Tom says land will be used for housing, recreation, cultural purposes and renewable energy development.
The Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation are harnessing solar and wind power.
The Forest County Potawatomi Tribe of Wisconsin is harnessing solar power and alternative forms of energy.
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.
The Moapa Band of Paiute Indians in Nevada has completed a $4.2 million solar energy project.
High Country News reports on efforts to build sustainable housing on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, home to the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
The Quechan Nation is fighting a solar project in California that's located near a sacred site.
The Moapa Band of Paiute Indians in Nevada expects to start work on a large-scale solar energy facility this fall.
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.
Students at Oglala Lakota College in South Dakota are learning about solar energy.
OnEarth Blog learns more about the efforts of Henry Red Cloud, the founder of Lakota Solar Enterprises.
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.
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...
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...
"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...
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....
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...
"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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
"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....
"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...
"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...
"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...