Empowering the Clean Energy Revolution
Meet Charlee Rising Sun
Solar warrior volunteer
Last year, with support from Indigenized Energy, Charlee enrolled in a solar training course at Red Cloud Renewable. She is now part of a Northern Cheyenne solar crew that is building the solar energy systems her community needs.
“My community, - you can tell it is broken and that it needs to heal. I think we need to change the narrative on the reservation from destroying things and believing that we don’t deserve nice things to: if we take care of things, like for our kid’s kids, it will get better. I want to promote healing” - Charlee Rising Sun
Indigenized Energy’s Solar Warrior Program was born of the belief that a Native-led organization like ours has a responsibility to invest in Native people. We train men and women from tribes across the U.S. for high-value jobs in a rapidly growing solar job market.
The Solar Warrior Fund provides critical funding to power the initiative and provides flexible dollars that Indigenized Energy can invest in ‘Solar Warriors’: tribal members who are learning the trade and transitioning to careers that support a clean energy revolution.
Gifts to the Solar Warrior Fund create invaluable impacts, for example:
$10,000 Sponsors a Solar Warrior for a two-week immersive training at Red Cloud Renewable’s all-native training facility near Pine Ridge, SD.
$6,000 Sponsors a Solar Warrior for a one-week immersive training at Red Cloud Renewable’s all-native training facility near Pine Ridge, SD.
$5,000 Provides a Solar Warrior with relocation support for apprenticeship training and employment in the solar industry
$1,000 Purchases safety equipment for an entire cohort of future Solar Warriors on a hands-on installation training project.
A $500 Pays stipend for a Solar Warrior to participate in a hands-on learning experience on a solar installation project.
$250 Purchases online course fee for aspiring Solar Warriors to be introduced to solar energy basics
A one-time or recurring gift ensures we can continue to provide all of our services to tribal members and communities free of charge. Gifts to the Solar Warrior Fund are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Thank you! Your donation makes a big difference, no matter the amount.
Indigenized Energy is a fiscally sponsored project of Mission Edge San Diego, a 501(c)3 charitable organization and a well-established and trusted partner for impactful nonprofits. This partnership allows Indigenized Energy to focus on the complex nature of our work, with the knowledge that administration and fiscal management are in good hands. Mission Edge San Diego has a Gold rating on Guidestar, and all donations to Indigenized Energy through Mission Edge are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Our Federal Tax ID # 27-2938491.