1. Henry Red Cloud : Solar Warrior


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    Henry Red Cloud is the proud descendant of a prestigious lineage of Lakota chiefs and warriors. Like his ancestors, he stands for the freedom and dignity of his people. He also believes that the destiny of all native peoples is tied to the power of the sun. For him, First Nations should source their energy from the sun and not rely completely on the grid. Budgetary concerns, health problems and native self-reliance all figure largely into his sense of motivation. For these reasons, Henry Red Cloud is using his technical skills to imaginatively adapt wind and solar technologies to fit the modest budgets of most households on the Pine Ridge Reservation, and to train students from nearby tribes. His passive solar heaters in particular have freed hundreds of Lakota families from having to rely on wood stoves or electric heaters during the cold South Dakota winters. {U.S. 18 & BIA Road 30, Pine Ridge, SD 57770}

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    • Henry Red Cloud: Solar Warrior


      from Mark Andrew Boyer Added 574 0 1

      Henry Red Cloud is the founder of Lakota Solar Enterprises, a 100% Native American-owned renewable energy business located on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. His mission is to spread renewable energy technology and expertise to all native tribes in the United States. The photos from this slide show were taken during a week-long solar training course hosted by LSE and Trees, Water & People in February 2013. All photos by Mark Andrew Boyer

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