The Covenant Solar Initiative family is comprised of dozens of individuals, many of them volunteers, from several companies, institutions and organizations.  They bring extensive knowledge, skills and abilities in solar technology, energy policy, energy finance, economic development, workforce development, education, training, environmental health and safety, and more.  They have experience developing projects with Native American tribes, and indigenous communities all over the world. Most importantly, they share a singular commitment to help improve the lives of American Indian Tribes with the clean and regenerative power of solar energy.

Meet Our Core Team

Otto Braided Hair, Jr. (Northern Cheyenne)
Co-Founder|  Executive Director

Chéri Smith  (Mi’Kmaq)
Founder

Cody Two Bears (Standing Rock Sioux)
Co-Founder

David Riley, PhD
Co-Founder  |  Director of Strategic Development

Daniel East
Co-Founder
Director of Technical Operations & Training

Vanessa Braided Hair (Northern Cheyenne)
Advocacy & Community Engagement Manager

Warren Hammond
Design & Logistics Manager

Consultants & Advisors

Janet MacGillivray Wallace (Muscogee/Creek)
Public Policy & Legal Advisor

Ingrid Brill
Indigenous Community Development & Energy Access Advisor


Kali Aukley
STCK DESIGN
Web, Social, Brand Advisor

Kathleen Van Gorden Morse
KVG COMMUNICATIONS
Communications Advisor

Lisa Shulock
Operations & Management Consultant

©[2018] Covenant Solar Initiative, a Project of Earth Island Institute, 501(c)(3) Made with  in Oakland, CA

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We have until September 30th 2021 to raise $50k from the Global Giving Accelerator Campaign.

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