Standing Rock Sioux Launch Wind & Solar Renewable Energy Projects After Winning Henry Wallace Award
DN! speaks with Dave Archambault II, 45th chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and Nick Tilsen of the Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation, who are in New York City for the Standing Rock Sioux to receive the inaugural Henry Wallace Award, which comes with a $1 million investment in renewable energy projects, like wind and solar, from the Wallace Global Fund. "What would be a dream or goal is to have all 12 communities powered off of renewables," says Archambault. "At the community level, then at the national level, if tribes, Native tribal nations can say we are 100 percent powered and 100 percent that we consume renewable energy, that builds awareness for other communities and then maybe the nation."