From the 92nd action from the Truth and Reconciliation Committee to adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as an organization Prairie Sun Solar felt like we needed to do more. From the report:
We commit to meaningful consultation, building respectful relationships, and obtaining the free, prior, and informed consent of Indigenous peoples before proceeding with business development.
We commit to ensuring that Aboriginal peoples have equitable access to jobs, training, and education opportunities by training and hiring members of the communities to work on projects we design and install, to help Aboriginal communities gain long-term sustainable benefits from their solar projects.
In addition, we commit to provide education for management and staff on the history of Aboriginal peoples.
What we are doing differently? We don’t give you the fish, we’ll teach you how to!
We commit to learning about your community. We commit to listening to your people and we will not just try to sell a product. We offer an education program where we train someone from your community on how to set up and install solar. We want to help create more jobs in the future and training folks on how to install, troubleshoot and fix solar panel is one way to do that.