Over the last year and a half, we have worked to transform the community and establish an Indigenous economy. A large part of this has been addressing the fuel poverty that the community faces. Our solution has been to install solar thermal furnaces on as many homes as we can. During this, we also host training sessions for community members that would like to learn the process. This year, we will continue this project and also begin work on planning a 29kw solar installation for the Pine Point Elementary School. Our Mino-bimaatisiiwin project also includes a public art element and community education.
Assist in the planning (and if possible, installation) of seven solar thermal panels on the housing project in the Pine Point Community on the White Earth reservation. Provide research assistance for the strategy and plan for a 2018 installation of 29kw of solar on the Pine Point Elementary School. Assist in the drafting of the Tribal Clean Power Plan in coordination with tribal leaders on the Leech Lake, Red Lake, and Mille Lacs reservations, in conjunction with national work on Clean Power Plans. Work regionally with tribes, such as the ongoing project with Mille Lacs band, to create a tribally produced food program and accompanying policies.
Application Deadline: February 28, 2017.