A new frontier in wind energy on Native American land, cultivated by six Sioux tribes

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“Go big, and you’ll get our attention.” This advice offered by a potential investor resonated deeply for Lyle Jack, an economic consultant for the Oglala Sioux tribe and a staunch advocate of the potential for wind energy development on Native American reservations across the Great Plains.

Jack and the leaders of five other Sioux tribes from South Dakota took that tip to heart. They’ve created a collaborative partnership that is behind the largest clean energy project by far attempted on American Indian land: 570 megawatts of combined generating capacity between two wind farms sited in the state.

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