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VIEW NOW: Anpetu Wi Dialogues from Standing Rock: Models for Renewable Energy Leadership on Native Lands

On October 19 the SAGE Development Authority launched its talk series For Generations to Come: Anpetu Wi Dialogues from Standing Rock.  This first conversation, Models for Renewable Energy on Native Lands, included Christopher C. Deschene (Navajo Nation, Principal, Tosidoh LLC & former Director of the Office of Indian Energy, U.S. Department of Energy) and Joseph McNeil, Jr. (Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, General Manager, SAGE Development Authority). The event was moderated by Sophie Hirsh (Senior Editor, Green Matters).

A recording of the conversation is now available for viewing: 

The panel covered such topics as: 

  • The replicability of SAGE’s renewable energy model for other Tribes and rural communities
  • Youth engagement, thinking seven generations ahead, and the critical importance of being a good ancestor
  • SAGE’s commitment to excellence in corporate governance, and diversity & inclusion in leadership – as exemplified by its women-led Board of Directors
  • How education is critical for effecting positive change for Indian Country as a whole 
  • The long-term impact of SAGE’s crowdfunding efforts

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