Right here in Ponsford, 8th Fire Solar has launched its solar thermal manufacturing facility. Nick Belrock, Jon Martin, Eric Fasthorse and Ronnie Chilton brought online the first solar thermal panel, the Solstice, last week. The Solstice is a Solar Rating Certification Corporation-certified solar heating unit that can reduce the heating bills in a house by about 20%. Since we spend about a third of our money heating our houses in the winter, this is a no-brainer.
There is this magical made-up time between Columbus Day (or Indigenous People's Day for the enlightened) and Thanksgiving where white Americans think about native people. That's sort of our window. November is Native American Heritage month. Before that, of course, is Halloween. Until about three years ago, one of the most popular Halloween costumes was Pocahontas. People know nothing about us, but they like to dress up like us or have us as a mascot.