Robert (Bob) Blake is a member of Minnesota’s Red Lake Tribal Band of Ojibwe Indians. He is also the owner of Solar Bear (pronounced “Gizis-o-makwa” in Ojibwe), the Executive Director of Native Sun Community Power Development, and the Chief Operating Officer at the Indigenous Energy Initiative. Bob is working via multiple pathways that center the superpower that Tribal Nations have to lead the renewable energy transition and decolonize the way we use energy through clean transportation and solar power initiatives in South Minneapolis and beyond. Bob’s work in the energy sector is helping to achieve drawdown with the vision that tribal nations can lead the way in renewable technologies as an economic and environmental driver for their community and the world. Bob is spreading the message, core to Indigenous values, that we must prioritize treating each other as beloved relatives—listening to this wisdom also means that no one will be left behind as we build a cleaner, brighter future.
Twin Cities: Episode #
—Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Bob Blake: Tribal Nations Can Lead A Clean Energy Future
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