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MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. — The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan is taking energy sovereignty to new levels after establishing its own utility to purchase power at wholesale prices to attract commercial and industrial developments onto tribally owned land.

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WASHINGTON — Thirteen American Indian and Alaska Native communities across five states received a collective $12 million in federal funding to support energy projects aimed at reducing costs and improving energy security. 

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OAKLAND, Calif. — Solar energy-focused nonprofit GRID Alternatives has opened applications for the second year of the Tribal Energy Innovators Fellowship Program.

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CLARK COUNTY, Nev. — A proposal to add two new facilities to the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians’ growing portfolio of solar energy projects has come one step closer to approval. 

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MACKINAW CITY, Mich. — On the day after a state deadline for Enbridge to shut down its Line 5 pipeline in Michigan’s Straits of Mackinac, hundreds of tribal and environmental activists served an “eviction notice” to the Canadian energy company at its McGulpin Point pumping station.

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SOUTHERN UTE INDIAN RESERVATION, Colo. — A Colorado tribe and North Carolina-based investment fund have partnered to develop one of the world’s first zero-emission gas-fired power plant on tribal lands.

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DURANT, Okla. — A solar farm built on the Choctaw Nation reservation in Oklahoma will double in size after a successful first few months in service.

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PORTLAND, Ore. — The city of Portland this month approved an inaugural fund awarding $8.6 million in grants to organizations, including Native American groups, aimed at addressing climate change through green construction and minority workforce training.

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The discovery of a potential archaeological site in the Straits of Mackinac last fall has opened the door for a Michigan tribe to pursue a new, longshot legal strategy to stop the planned Line 5 pipeline tunnel project.

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Two Iñupiat villages in northwestern Alaska will start work on a solar panel installation project next month that will help the region in its goal to rely 50 percent on renewable energy sources by 2050.