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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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Power to the Last Mile

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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 4, 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 7, 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