In 2017, Swiilawiid Sustainability Society, a not-for-profit group on Haida Gwaii, approached the Bullfrog community for support with funding three solar projects. Located off the northwest coast of British Columbia, Haida Gwaii is an archipelago that is home to 4,500 people, approximately half of which are Haida. Haida Gwaii is considered one of the remaining…
Today, we’re sharing the news that The Skidegate Band Council, in partnership with W Dusk Energy and VoVo Productions, is pleased to announce the launch of the film “The Sun on Top of the House” or Jiigawaay Naay Unguu. The film, directed by award-winning filmmaker Farhan Umedaly, is the story of building the largest community-owned solar project in British Columbia. “The outfitting of solar panels on Kay Llnagaay, The Haida Cultural Centre perfectly embodies the fusion of ancient tradition with state-of-the-art renewable technology,” says Farhan Umedaly, the film’s director. “It also exemplifies that the Haida are in charge of their destiny and are taking direct measures to move away from fossil fuels imposed on them through colonization.”
Skidegate Band Council on Haida Gwaii celebrate the launch of the Haida Heritage Centre solar project in Skidegate, B.C. Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, contributed funding to the project through its community renewable projects program.
Solar: A Bright Future—a series of solar installations at Haida Gwaii youth camps in British Columbia—is being announced today alongside a partnership between Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, and Swiilawiid Sustainability Society (Swiilawiid), a Haida Gwaii community non-profit.