Access to solar power – and control over rising utility bills – became dreams closer to every family’s reality in late June with the announcement of free skills training sessions in renewable energy installations provided by Lakota Solar Enterprises (LSE) and Dakota Rural Action.
During the last two weeks of summer school, which ended June 26, fourth- and fifth-graders had a field trip to LSE’s Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center and took part in the hands-on construction of photovoltaic panels that convert the sun’s rays into electricity.
The students from Red Cloud Indian School heard what LSE founder and Oglala Lakota tribal member Henry Red Cloud had to say: “We believe that reducing our dependence on fossil fuels is important. And on tribal lands, it is imperative."
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