Annual Hands-on Training

The Sustainable Nations Development Project hosts an annual intensive hands-on training workshop for Indigenous people in the concepts, installation, and maintenance of environmentally and culturally appropriate technologies. The technologies focused on include:

  • Photovoltaics (Solar Electricity)
  • Micro-hydroelectric systems
  • Small Scale Wind Energy Systems

Consulting and Development Services

Our staff is available on a contract basis to provide consulting and development services for your Nation, community, or family.

We assist you in creating a comprehensive sustainable development plan that is appropriate for your region, community, and culture. We assist in implementing your vision from planning to completion.

We provide educational hands-on workshops in your community on natural building, community-scale energy development, wastewater management, and food security.

Guiding Values

Traditional knowledge, practices, and the strengthening of traditional economies form the foundation of resilient, sustainable Nations, and should be the guide for any development work.

Development plans and projects must be community directed. People of their community are the best ones to serve their community, having intimate knowledge of their culture, their nation, and their resources. Our consultants and trainers serve as resources that community members can draw upon to develop their own strategies and planning, utilizing a ‘training the trainers’ model.

Our work serves on-the-ground planning, development, and implementation. We support policy development initiatives, but the role of Sustainable Nations as an organization is tangible hands-on training and development work.

News & Updates

Indigenous Sustainability Webinar for Tribal Colleges

Sustainable Nations seeks Media Intern

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Indigenous Sustainable Community Design Course

T JULY 3-15, 2011 in Northern Arizona. For more information and download an applicationHERE.… Read More