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Decolonizing Power

Decolonizing Power

By Indigenous Clean Energy
Empower yourself! Listen to inspiring community energy stories from around the world on the theme of Decolonizing Power hosted by Mihskakwan James Harper and Freddie Huppé Campbell. Explore the unparalleled potential of renewable energy microgrids in Indigenous, Island and Coastal communities utilizing new technologies and applying circular economy principles to take climate action. Connect to a global network of leaders, including young innovators sprinting towards a sustainable, just and impactful clean energy future.
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A Just Transition?
After a well-deserved summer break, Freddie and James return with a mid-season minisode. Reflecting on the notion of “a just transition”, our hosts discuss what meaningful community involvement and equity could look like in a clean energy future. Listen to our interviews with Philline Donggay (S2E2) and Marvin Tumusiime (S1E6), and stay tuned for our next full episode coming out later this month! Connect with us on https://icenet.work/ and https://indigenouscleanenergy.com/, and follow us on social media @indigclnenergy. Check out the Global Hub initiative here: https://indigenouscleanenergy.com/global-hub/ Subscribe now and listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts, so you never miss an episode!
16:20
September 14, 2022
Decolonizing Clean Energy Financing
This episode of Decolonizing Power takes an introspective look at climate financing. We will hear from a climate impact and fund managing group known as Camco Clean Energy. Our guests Ieva Indriunaite and Geoff Sinclair share adaptable financing models, provide examples of clean energy projects done in a good way, and share the community benefits of deconstructing sustainable development models. Find out more about Camco here: https://www.camco.energy/ Geoff talked about the Mwenga Project, which resulted in Tanzania’s first-ever wind farm. You can read more about it here: https://repp.energy/project/mwenga-onshore-wind-farm/ Ieva also mentioned the Energicity project in Sierra Leone and Mobile Power, a provider of sustainable mobility in Sub-Saharan Africa. You can find more information about both companies on the Energicity and Mobile Power websites. Connect with us on https://icenet.work/ and https://indigenouscleanenergy.com/, and follow us on social media @indigclnenergy. Check out the Global Hub initiative here: https://indigenouscleanenergy.com/global-hub/ Subscribe now and listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts, so you never miss an episode!
32:44
July 13, 2022
The Energy to Transform Communities
Welcome to the third episode of Decolonizing Power season 2! "The  Energy to Transform Communities" tells the story of RECAPO, a company  that is creating clean and affordable clean energy solutions for rural communities in Malawi. We hear from Lawrence Matengula, founder of RECAPO, as he shares strategies and solutions for rural electrification that leave no one behind. Please join us for this inspiring episode filled with creative and community-first clean energy action. You can find out more about RECAPO on their website (https://recaposolar.com/) or Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/RECAPOMalawi). Lawrence also mentioned the African Mothers Health Initiative (find out more: https://www.africanmothers.org/). Connect with us on https://icenet.work/ and https://indigenouscleanenergy.com/, and follow us on social media @indigclnenergy. Check out the Global Hub initiative here: https://indigenouscleanenergy.com/global-hub/  Subscribe now and listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts, so you never miss an episode!
37:55
June 22, 2022
Distributed, Decentralized, Democratized
Join us for the second episode of Decolonizing Power, Season 2! We’re in conversation with Philline Donggay (@philline_marie), co-founder of family-owned Greenergy Solar, the first commercial solar rooftop installer in the Philippines. Together, we talk about shifts and challenges in the Philippino clean energy sector, and Philline shares her dreams of distributed, decentralized, and democratized energy solutions for her home community in Mindanao and globally. Find our more about Greenergy Solar: On their website: https://www.greenergysolar.ph/ on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/greenergysolarph/ and on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/greenergysolarph/  Check out the documentary Philline mentions on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1kleG6ZbSE  Connect with us on https://icenet.work/ and https://indigenouscleanenergy.com/, and follow us on social media @indigclnenergy. Subscribe now and listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts, so you never miss an episode!
31:39
May 26, 2022
Land, Connection and Action
Welcome back to Decolonizing Power! Join our hosts Freddie and Mihskakwan James as we kick off season 2 with two amazing guests: Danielle Kehler and Jordyn Burnouf. This episode is grounded in Mother Earth and all that she has to offer us as individuals and communities. You will hear journey’s from homelands to the Arctic and how Indigenous ways of knowing and being have been a part of every step. @kehlervisions and @jordynburnouf each wear many hats as they bring power, voice and perspective to the clean energy sector and everything else that they do. Tune in to hear how these incredible people root action in land, connection and community for the betterment of the whole. Find out more about the organizations mentioned in this episode: SevenGen: https://sevengenenergy.org/  2041 Foundation: https://2041foundation.org/ Connect with us on https://icenet.work/ and https://indigenouscleanenergy.com/, and follow us on social media @indigclnenergy. Subscribe now and listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts, so you never miss an episode! 
30:02
April 27, 2022
Season 2 Announcement
Welcome back to season 2 of Decolonizing Power! Join your hosts Mihskakwan James Harper and Freddie Huppé Campbell as they look back at our first season and the incredible clean energy leaders we met along the way. Subscribe now and stay tuned for another season full of community clean energy stories from around the world! Subscribe now and listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts, so you never miss an episode! Connect with us on https://icenet.work/ and https://indigenouscleanenergy.com/, and follow us on social media @indigclnenergy.
02:09
April 13, 2022
Power to the Last Mile
This episode takes our listeners to Uganda, where we hear dynamic and effective solutions for access to clean technologies that leave no one behind. Marvin Tumusiime from the ENVenture program at New Energy Nexus and Masika Janet, a member of the community-based organization Rural Family Care, share some of their experiences and the incredible impacts of their work. Links and Resources for this episode: - New Energy Nexus: https://www.newenergynexus.com/uganda - ENVenture: https://www.enventureenterprises.org/ - Rural Family Care on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ruralfamilycare/ This is the last episode of Decolonizing Power - for now! Thank you so much to our listeners who accompanied us on this amazing journey around the globe! We are excited to share more energy stories and connect with you at https://icenet.work/ and https://indigenouscleanenergy.com/. You can also follow us on socials at @indigclnenergy. If you missed any of the previous episodes of Decolonizing Power, you can find us on Google, Apple, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts! Thank you, hiy hiy!
46:54
August 19, 2021
Energizing the Amazon
This special episode takes us to the Amazon Region of Brazil, specifically to the state of Mato Grosso and the Xingu People at the Parque Indígena do Xingu. Our colleague Layane, originally from Brazil herself, talks to Marcelo Martins at the Instituto Socioambiental in Brazil. Marcelo tells us about his experiences with renewable energy resources in the Amazon and about working alongside the Xingu People as part of the Programa Xingu. Links and resources for this episode: - Generation Power: https://www.generationpower.ca/; https://indigenouscleanenergy.com/generation-power/; - Layane Moura: https://indigenouscleanenergy.com/layane-moura-ice-team-bio/; - Instituto Socioambiental: https://www.socioambiental.org/en;https://twitter.com/socioambiental; Programa Xingu: https://www.socioambiental.org/pt-br/o-isa/programas/xingu; Indigenous Peoples in Brazil: https://www.socioambiental.org/en/o-isa/programas/indigenous-peoples-in-brazil Connect with us on https://icenet.work/ and https://indigenouscleanenergy.com/ or follow us on socials at @indigclnenergy! You can find Generation Power at genertationpower.ca, don’t forget to check it out! Our next episode takes us to Uganda! We'll talk with two representatives of community-based organizations involved in energy safety and security. You can listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you find your podcasts! We’re back in two weeks with episode 6.
37:16
August 04, 2021
We Are All One Island
Continuing our tour of Scotland, we find ourselves on the Isle of Eigg, a remote island in the Scottish Inner Hebrides! We speak with Lucy Conway, an Eigg resident and active member of the community, who has been involved in the island’s clean energy project. We invite you to hear Lucy's captivating, grounded, and enlightening words and stories. Links and resources for this episode: - The Isle of Eigg info: http://isleofeigg.org; https://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/reserve/isle-of-eigg/; on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/isleofeigg; - Eigg Electric: http://isleofeigg.org/eigg-electric/; - Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust: http://isleofeigg.org/ieht/; - Lucy Conway on Twitter: @eiggbox Connect with us on https://icenet.work/ and https://indigenouscleanenergy.com/ or follow us on socials at @indigclnenergy! Subscribe and listen on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you find your podcasts. We’re back in 2 weeks on July 28 with another renewable energy story, this time from the heart of Brazil, where we visit a remote indigenous community - subscribe now, so you never miss an episode!
30:50
July 14, 2021
The Power of Knoydart
Welcome to episode 3 of the Decolonizing Power Podcast series! In this episode, we travel to the 'Highlands and Islands' of Scotland and connect with the remote community of Knoydart. The peninsula is reachable only by boat or two-day hike and relies exclusively on locally generated power. We hear from compelling orator and Knoydart Foundation Director Frank Atherley, and Kyle Smith, an engineer with the knowledge to drive forward Knoydart’s energy security project.   Knoydart Renewables and the community would like to thank Local Energy Scotland and the SSE Community Fund for the financial and professional support for this project. Links and resources for this episode:   - The Knoydart Foundation: https://knoydart.org/; - Knoydart Renewables: https://knoydart.org/knoydart-renewables/; on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/knoydartrenewables/; - The Knoydart Renewables Team: https://knoydart.org/about-knoydart-renewables-team/ - Visit Knoydart: https://www.visitknoydart.co.uk/   Connect with us on https://icenet.work/ and https://indigenouscleanenergy.com/ or follow us on socials at @indigclnenergy! Subscribe and listen on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you find your podcasts. We’re back in 2 weeks on July 14 with another renewable energy story from Scotland, this time from the Isle of Eigg - don’t miss it!
30:16
June 30, 2021
Anangokaa - There are (many) stars
We continue AJ's story of Canada's first fully integrated renewable energy microgrid project in the community of Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek (KZA) - Gull Bay First Nation. AJ walks us through some critical points in the project, how he was able to overcome challenges that arose, how the communities values were reflected in the project. Links and resources for this episode: - ICE Network: https://icenet.work; - 20/20 Catalysts Program: https://indigenouscleanenergy.com/2020-catalysts-program/; - AJ Esquega on instagram @kingeshkwegaboh and at Indigenous Clean Energy: https://indigenouscleanenergy.com/2020-catalysts-program/program-mentors-coaches/aj-esquega/; - Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek (KZA) website: http://www.gullbayfirstnation.com; on instagram @kza_gbfn and twitter @kza_gbfn; - the famous KZA newsletters: http://www.gullbayfirstnation.com/newsletters/; - “From Shore to Sky - a reconciliation story”: https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/from-shore-to-sky-a-reconciliation-story Connect with us on https://icenet.work/ and https://indigenouscleanenergy.com/ or follow us on socials at @indigclnenergy! Subscribe and listen on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you find your podcasts. Tune in again in 2 weeks on June 30 to hear the next instalment of our clean energy journey! This time, we visit Knoydart, a beautiful and remote peninsula on the west coast of Scotland.
37:13
June 16, 2021
Waasamoo - Electric
Welcome to the first episode of Decolonizing Power, a podcast series hosted by Mihskakwan James Harper and Freddie Huppé Campbell, produced for Indigenous Clean Energy. This episode takes us into the community of Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek (KZA)– Gull Bay First Nation, an Ojibwe Nation located on the western shores of Lake Nipigon and the surrounding territory in Canada. Anthony (AJ) Esquega, KZA's Mashkawiziiwin Energy Project Coordinator, takes us on a journey of decolonizing power in Gull Bay. Listen to his stories and experiences during the project, find out what the microgrid means for his community and learn more about his views on sustainability. Thank you to Sam Shonias, Hydro One Remotes Gull Bay DGS Site Operator, who provided the generator recording you hear in this episode. Links and resources for this episode: - ICE Network: https://icenet.work; - 20/20 Catalysts Program: https://indigenouscleanenergy.com/2020-catalysts-program/; - AJ Esquega on instagram @kingeshkwegaboh and at Indigenous Clean Energy: https://indigenouscleanenergy.com/2020-catalysts-program/program-mentors-coaches/aj-esquega/; - Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek (KZA) website: http://www.gullbayfirstnation.com, on instagram @kza_gbfn and twitter @kza_gbfn; - the famous KZA newsletters: http://www.gullbayfirstnation.com/newsletters/; - “Gull Bay First Nation: Then and Now”: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/Cascade/index.html?appid=9d6b026596d841a9a059af5edab47da3 Connect with us on https://icenet.work/ and https://indigenouscleanenergy.com/ or follow us on socials at @indigclnenergy. Subscribe and listen on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you find your podcasts. We will continue AJ's story on June 16!
29:47
June 07, 2021
Kakinaw Ayawin - It's all around us
Get to know the team behind Decolonizing Power. Our hosts, Mihskakwan James Harper and Freddie Huppé Campbell share their personal insights and interest in the podcast series and why it was created. Connect with us on https://icenet.work/ and https://indigenouscleanenergy.com/ or follow us on socials at @indigclnenergy. Subscribe and listen on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you find your podcasts. Our first episode airs on June 2, 2021! For more information on the incredible artists involved in the production, music and artwork, follow the links below. Tara Miller is a Toronto-based Maliseet artist and the creator of our Decolonizing Power podcast logo. She is trained in multiple art forms, and enjoys telling stories through her art, no matter what the medium. Find Tara on instagram @seaohso and check out her portfolio of amazing work at https://taramiller.carbonmade.com. Quentin Condo is a Mi'kmaq artist who wrote and produced the song "Power Generation". His music is a call to take collective responsibility and ask for systemic changes while telling soulful and touching stories, straight from the Rez. He's also part of the band Q052. Find Quentin on instagram @quentincondo052 and listen to his music on Bandcamp at https://q052.bandcamp.com. Alexandra Jurecko is a podcast producer and editor currently located in Montreal. In her work, she relies on audio-visual storytelling techniques to explore themes of identity and belonging. Find Alex on instagram @alexjurecko and check out her portfolio at https://www.alexjurecko.com.
15:33
May 26, 2021