Wind Is Energy ‘Gift’ For Native Americans
"We're broke here. We're poor. (But) the wind is free. There's energy here all the time."
- Ken Haukaas, tribal official
The Great Plains, USA - Native Americans on the Great Plains are harvesting a new gift these days ... wind power.
After five years of negotiations with a non-Indian developer, Distributed Generation Systems Inc. of Colorado, the tribal council president, Rodney M. Bordeaux, said Thursday that he expected to sign a construction deal that would bring in some $5 million to the tribe over 20 years.