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First Métis community-owned solar project in Canada

Renewables, culture, and community pride

The Métis village of Green Lake may seem small, but they have big ambitions. The community started a solar energy project and installed 96 solar panels on their community hall. As Mayor Ric Richardson describes, Métis people have “used the sun for generations,” so the opportunity for renewable energy development was warmly welcomed by community members. Not only does the solar energy project generate cheaper and more reliable power, it also creates educational programs and training for community members. Métis people have been leaders through history as guides for the explorers and fur traders. In this video, we see how Métis communities are leading the way today, and how renewable energy is a source of cultural pride for Green Lake.