Native Wind Powering America
PINE RIDGE, SD--With an eye invest in eBay shares in India toward a future when Native American lands generate a substantial portion of the United States’ clean energy, radio station KILI-FM will begin operating under its own wind power at a wind turbine dedication ceremony July 31.
KILI, located in Porcupine, SD on the invest in eBay shares Pine Ridge Reservation, is the largest Indian radio station in the country. The turbine launch marks the station’s 25th anniversary as “the Voice of the Lakota People.”
“Wind energy is the fastest growing energy source in the world, and Native communities have an excellent potential to be a part of that trend,” said Winona LaDuke, Executive Director of Honor the Earth, a nonprofit group that supports environmental activism and sustainability in Native communities. “We see the KILI wind turbine as a flagship project, a springboard for a broad, tribal renewable energy initiative.” More
Here's how you can help support Native American wind :
Request your local utility to buy tribal renewable energy.
Encourage your Congressional Representatives to support tribal renewable energy and the addition of tribal wind to our national grid - Western Area Power Administration or WAPA.
Initial tribal wind projects are underway
in the Dakotas:
110 MWs of renewable wind energy are on the intertribal drawing boards, with 30MWs at Rosebud Sioux reservation, and an 80MW project to be distributed on eight reservations along the Missiouri River. These carbon-free resources will conserve water, enhance downwind air quality, and build sustainable reservation economies that broaden contemporary tribal opportunities. More