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“It’s about the next 7 generations.”

~ Bob Blake, Executive Director

Native Sun is a Native-led nonprofit organization that promotes energy efficiency, renewable energy, and an equitable energy transition through education, workforce training, and demonstration.

The future belongs to those who will fully embrace efficient and renewable energy.

Native Sun works to ensure that Native people of the Upper Midwest will share ownership of the future by increasing access to renewable energy systems, electric vehicles (EVs), and infrastructure, and educating members of Native communities on our need to lead the way in a just energy transition and the pathway to energy sovereignty.

Pathways to a Green Future for Native People

Through ElectricNation™, Native Sun and project partners are working to address barriers to transportation for Tribal communities throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Michigan by expanding access to commercial, passenger, and transit EVs. In addition to demonstrating EVs’ efficacy and potential in rural areas, we are also installing the charging stations needed to provide equitable access to the economic and environmental benefits uniquely offered by EVs.

A Just Solar Workforce

Technology alone is not enough to secure a greener tomorrow for Native people, which is why Native Sun also works to educate Tribal members about climate change, the environment, and the opportunities provided by clean technology for self-determination, economic development, and job growth. By developing civic skills, forging a strong sense of leadership, and training a Native renewable energy workforce, we are helping our communities to develop the skills needed to lead the way in the energy transition.

“Native Sun wants to help Native people engage in civic and democratic life in ways that advance a just energy transition.”

Robert Blake, Executive Director