120 MW Wind Power Project to be Developed by Cheyenne River Lakota Sioux
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Here's another example of a Native American tribe getting into renewable energy: The Guardian reports that the Cheyenne River Lakota Sioux are partnering with Citizens Wind to tap into the wind power potential of their land in South Dakota:Expected to take three years to complete, the $400 million, 120 MW wind power project will generate enough electricity for 50,000-60,000 homes. It will also provide much-needed jobs. Eileen Briggs of the Cheyenne Lakota Sioux's renewable energy corporation Tate Topa ('Four Winds Energy'):
To our people, the four winds are four brothers; they are our relatives. We have a cultural relationship with the wind. We say the wind will take care of us and, with this project, it is.Other Citizens Wind-Native American PartnershipsThis isn't the first time Citizens Wind has partnered with a Native American group: It has already formed relationships with the Cree Nation of Mistissini in northern Quebec, the Ojibwe on Parry Island in Ontario, as well as the Navajo Nation.
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