Proud to be considered as a PowerMaker amongst these deadly brothers and sisters!
Magic is happening. Its just great to be in a room with brilliant minds carving out ideas for our First Nations mob to harness our land and to learn better ways to access power from the sun and wind that travels across our country reminding us of our connection to this ancient landscape. Thanks you to the team who are punching way about their weight on the topic of Indigenous involvement in renewable energy.
I had an incredible week soaking up all the information. When you get a group of Indigenous people in the room, you come out with Black Magic. This is a very complex journey – we must reach out and share it.
In the aftermath of the referendum, I am even more grateful to be a part of the First Nations Clean Energy Network’s inaugural Power Makers Program. Because renewable clean energy projects, if done ‘proper way’, will see Traditional communities as equity partners (not stakeholders), will promote self determination, create local sustainable economic opportunities AND in turn, help close the gap. Saying I’m very excited, proud and pumped to be here is an understatement!
I felt the need to send you guys a note of appreciation and great respect for the opportunity to be part of this project. Your ability to create such a wonderful friendly cultural learning environment is a testament of your strengths. Thank you.
A wonderful lived experience! Learning so much. PowerMakers is one of the best events I’ve been to for a long time.
PowerMakers is really powering our mob to drive change, and self-determination – and key to that is policy change.
I had a deadly week. The knowledge sharing was really powerful. A key takeout? Don’t accept beads in negotiation.
You learn from people in their journeys. It was a privilege and honour to hear some of your stories.
The best thing for me from this week is learning we’re powerful as one. I don’t have to ask anyone for my sovereignty. Our journey in clean energy is exercising our sovereignty.
Enabling change means having the right people in the room. My key learning from PowerMakers was about community engagement and bringing community along. We can set the foundation for the next ones coming through.
Ridiculously inspired! That sums up the week. I can’t wait to keep working together.
I had an unbelievable week. Everyone is motivated to the right cause. We need partnerships and ownerships to start our own power – this is the way to go. I never thought I’d learn any of this stuff. I don’t think I’ve ever learnt so much in a week.
I wanted to get negotiation skills out of this. I got it.
I’m sure we’re going to take back to our communities what we’ve learnt here.