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Alternative Energy/Wind Power (Gaa-Noodin-oke)

The Great Wind is a constant in our lives as Anishinaabeg people. Indeed, Ningaabii’anong Noodin, the West Wind, is a part of our oldest history.

2004 WELRP Wind Turbine photoWe are fully aware of the impact of coal-fired power plants on our lakes. Almost every lake on our reservation already has a fish consumption advisory on it, largely from mercury and heavy metals. The largest point of origin being coal fired power plants and incinerators. Similarly we are aware of the environmental injustices of both nuclear power and huge dam projects. Our relatives both to the south and north are already devastated by these bad energy choices. On the other side are the alternatives: wind and solar. Read the rest of this entry »