Q&A with Stephanie Bostwick: Capacity building and energy sovereignty for tribal nations

Read the interview from NREL.

Different communities bring different priorities to the table when visualizing their clean energy futures. Motivations range from lower utility bills, to increased resilience in storms, to improving air quality or health.

For Stephanie Bostwick’s American Indian partners, the primary concern is energy sovereignty. Bostwick is a National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) project manager in the Energy Security and Resilience Center’s Resilient Systems Design and Engineering group who supports technical assistance for tribal nations as well as resilience assessments for federal partners.

Bostwick is a member of the Amskapi Pikuni, also known as the Blackfeet Nation. For Native American Heritage Month, she explains why building a tribal workforce is critical to ensuring that thoughtful decisions are made and that tribes are able to employ their own members to construct and maintain renewable energy systems.

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