SIX NATIONS OF THE GRAND RIVER, ON – Feb 11, 2020- The Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation (SNGRDC), will be featured in a new national TV series- Power to the People- which profiles Indigenous communities across Canada who are addressing climate change by participating in various forms of renewable energy. SNGRDC invites the Six Nations community and surrounding areas to a free event at Six Nations Tourism (2498 Chiefswood Road, Ohsweken ON) on Tuesday February 18, 2020 from 5 to 7pm to watch the release of the episode. If you can’t attend, you can watch from home, or online the following day by visiting the APTN website.
The documentary showcases Six Nations’ participation in environmentally sustainable economic development that not only works to address climate change but also financially benefits their community. Several of SNGRDC’s renewable energy projects will be profiled in the episode including Nanticoke Solar, Oneida Business Park Roof-top Solar, Grand Renewable Solar and the Niagara Regional Wind Farm.
Viewers will not only get an up-close look at the solar and wind project but will also get to see how these projects have financial benefitted the Six Nations Community through redistribution of profits to community organizations.
Six Nations Fire & Emergency Services is one such organization that has already benefitted from these renewable energy projects. Host, Melina Laboucan Massimo, visits the fire department and takes a ride on the aerial firetruck purchased by the Six Nations Economic Development Trust (EDT), which is in part fueled by profits generated by these renewable energy projects.
“SNGRDC is thankful to have been a part of this national TV series and we hope that we will inspire other indigenous communities to look into renewable energy as a form of sustainable economic development”, said Tabitha Curley, SNGRDC’s former Communication Manager. Curley along with SNGRDC’s Energy Planner, Darryl Hill accompanies Melina on her journey to Six Nations to discover how communities can leverage renewable energy projects to address economic shortfalls in their community.
Power to the People is a documentary series that explores the renewable energy revolution empowering Indigenous communities across Canada. Throughout each episode, host Melina uncovers renewable energy or sustainable living projects such as wind farms, solar plants, hydroelectric projects, and other forms of renewable energy.
Visit the SNGRDC Facebook page (@sndevcorp) for more information and to RSVP for the event.
About Power to the People:
Power to the People is a weekly television documentary that explores the renewable energy revolution empowering indigenous communities across Canada and around the world. Each week host, Melina Laboucan Massimo, uncovers fascinating renewable energy or sustainable living projects. From revolutionary wind farms, solar power plants, run of river hydroelectric projects and tidal energy initiatives, Melina explores the challenges, simplifies the science, and showcases the benefit for the community and for humanity.
About Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation:
Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation (SNGRDC) manages the Six Nations’ economic interests in 20 renewable energy projects and numerous economic development opportunities, in and around the Six Nations territory. SNGRDC’s current green energy portfolio is capable of producing over 1300 MW of renewable energy through its direct or indirect involvement in seven solar, 13 wind project(s). SNGRDC is located on the Six Nations Reserve and directly employs over 140 employees through Nation Enterprise or the administration of Economic Interests projects. For more information please visit www.sndevcorp.ca
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