Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

Spokane Tribe launches 'Children of the Sun' solar initiative, with long-range plans for energy independence


August 29, 2018

When the Cayuse Mountain fire swept through the Spokane Indian Reservation in 2016, parts of the reservation were without power for five days.

Avista Utilities crews couldn’t get into active wildfire areas to replace burned power poles and downed lines. Without electricity, tribal firefighters couldn’t pump well water for fire suppression.


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