First Nations Reconciliation Projects

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Calgary

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100% SOLAR, 100% HEART HELIO is a solar-powered flashlight and lantern with 3 brightness settings. At the lowest setting (INFINITE RED™), the HELIO needs only one hour of solar exposure per day in order to stay illuminated indefinitely. HELIO is also a powerbank that can be used to charge your smartphone and other USB devices anywhere. With your $100 donation we would love to send YOU one of our HELIO Lanterns! Take it camping with you, leave it in your car, carry it with you on your hikes and more! Will ship across Canada* No tax receipt with this option.
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Campaign Description

Light Up The World in partnership with Lambton college will be embarking on a First Nations Reconciliation Projects across Canada. Lambton College is bringing its multiple, award-winning social development model to Canada’s First Nations communities and LUTW is very proud to work in concert with them and the First Nations communities in this transformative, ten-year project. The first four projects we need support funding in 2021 include: - Solar power and satellite internet for an off-grid youth culture camp - Satellite internet for a second, on grid youth culture camp - Solar power and satellite internet for a greenhouse complex - Solar power and satellite internet for a fish farming operation

Light Up The World to power First Nations Reconciliation Projects

LUTW is a Calgary-based not-for-profit that, since 1999 has provided sustainable solar energy and lighting to off grid, rural populations in the developing world.  In 1999 LUTW provided illumination for a chess game at the base camp of Annapurna and in 2000 Thulo Pokhara was the first village in the world to be illumined by solar-LED lighting.  In 2001 LUTW provided the first solid state medical theatre lighting in the developing world and by 2013, LUTW had illuminated one million lives in 54 countries.

For the past ten years, LUTW has focused its efforts in Peru where it has completed 75 large scale projects and provided solar power to over 500 families.  In the current year, LUTW plans to provide another 350 families with this power.  LUTW is now bringing the success of its community-based project management systems, rigorous solar energy training for recipient communities and profitable social enterprise to First Nations projects in Canada. 

LUTW is excited to be partnering with Lambton College whose ten-year ENACTUS program was the change agent that transformed a subsistence farming region of Zambia into a thriving middle class area with vertically integrated agricultural businesses that are both sustainable and profitable.  Lambton College is bringing its multiple, award-winning social development model to Canada’s First Nations communities and LUTW is very proud to work in concert with them and the First Nations communities in this transformative, ten-year project.

The first four projects to be undertaken in 2021 include:

  • Solar power and satellite internet for an off-grid youth culture camp
  • Satellite internet for a second, on grid youth culture camp
  • Solar power and satellite internet for a greenhouse complex
  • Solar power and satellite internet for a fish farming operation

Let’s make the future perform by powering opportunity now!

www.lutw.org 

ONE CIRCLE

For more than a century, Indigenous children across Canada were forcibly removed from their homes and placed in residential schools where they were banned from using their languages and culture, and they were taught that their traditional customs were inferior. The damage done by the residential school system as well as the constant racism and oppression that has been inflicted on our Indigenous people has caused intergenerational trauma that has had a profoundly negative impact on our Indigenous people and communities. It is important to understand our collective responsibility because so much harm has been done in our names and on our behalf as Canadians. It is essential that Enactus Lambton be part of the reconciliation process.   ​

As Mike Bellegarde, Community Economic Developer, Saskatoon Tribal Council, recently said: “The team at Enactus Lambton really proves that the word reconciliation can be more than just a buzzword. They are reconciliation in action.”  

The imbalances facing Indigenous communities are systemic and profoundly harmful. These communities are brimming with potential and they face barrier after barrier when it comes to realizing that potential. Project One Circle is an agricultural and entrepreneurial project focused on, and culturally tailored to, Indigenous communities across Canada that officially launched in October 2019. 

Since 2012 the Enactus Lambton team has been building, implementing and refining the key principles used in Project One Seed. We are now using those same proven principles in Project One Circle.   ​

At this point, Enactus Lambton has been invited into 30 Indigenous communities for Project One Circle. In broad needs assessments with Indigenous communities, the team has repeatedly heard that food security, economic development, employment and a return to agriculture with land-based learning is at the forefront of their goals. As a result, Project One Circle has been designed around these main goals. However, the Enactus Lambton team conducts a thorough needs assessment in every community they begin working with, ensuring that community’s specific needs, wants and goals are at the centre of the project.   

https://www.enactuslambton.org/one-circle

2021 Projects

PROJECT FIRST NATIONS SPONSOR DESCRIPTION
Big Child Culture Camp Mistiwasis Solar power and satellite internet for culture camp Solar power for adjacent green house/aquaculture installation
One Arrow Culture Camp One Arrow Satellite internet for culture camp
Muskeg Lake Muskeg Lake Solar power and satellite internet for green house/aquaculture installation
Muskody Muskody Solar power and satellite internet for green house/aquaculture installation

Meet the Team

Stephany Codd

Stephany Codd

Communications and Donor Relations Manager

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Murray Lytle

Murray Lytle

Executive Director

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Enactus  Lambton

Enactus Lambton

Lambton College

We believe investing in students who take entrepreneurial action for others creates a better world for us all. www.enactuslambton.org

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Mar 16, 2021

LUTW partners with Lambton College Enactus program

In February 2021 LUTW and Lambton College's Enactus program created a partnership to work on First Nations Reconcilation Projects.

 

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Mar 13, 2021
Project launched

FAQs

When will the proposed projects start?

The projects are planned to start summer of 2021 if fundraising goals are met

Can I receive a tax receipt for my donation?

Yes, when the campaign is over the donations all CAD donations will be tax receipted. Please note - the reward of a HELIO will deduct $70 from your tax receipted total.
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