Nibezun resides on sacred Wabanaki land along the Penobscot River in Maine, where they celebrate culture as medicine, provide an inclusive space for healing, and promote sustainability for all people and future generations.
Founded in 2016, Nibezun has strived to grow sustainably in support of its mission. By preserving and sharing this Wabanaki wisdom and culture through education and practice on specific, dedicated lands, Nibezun hopes to bring a sense of stewardship, sustainability, self-sufficiency, confidence, community, belonging and purpose to themselves and others.
While 2020 brought its share of challenges, Nibezun was able to install new roofs on their buildings, grow their garden, install a new medicine trail and make numerous improvements to their facility.
“We hope to ensure increased stability for now and for generations to come, and solar energy is the obvious next step on our path.” Nicole Alvater, Interim Executive Director at Nibezun.
Each year, Nibezun spends approximately $4,600 on electricity across its multiple buildings. The 20.48 kW solar energy array will generate 24,925 kWh of electricity, offsetting nearly 100% of current usage. These savings will allow Nibezun to reallocate funding to their programs, help preserve the natural beauty and abundant wildlife, restore the balance of production and preservation of its resources, and renew the ceremonies once held on this very ground for thousands of years.
THANK YOU to individuals and organizations who have made contributions to help bring solar to the Wabanaki Native Americans at Nibezun
Special Thanks to....
Anonymous Donors, Ahlea Ware, Athena Lamson, Carolyn McInnes, Emily Bollman, Frances Stewart, Judy Ashby, Karen Myers, Mark Berria, Martin Griffith, Mary Ignatiadis, Navin Kesari.