Boozhoo, my name is Quinn Meawasige, I am an Anishinaabe and I am a citizen of Serpent River First Nation, a small community located along the North Shore of Lake Huron. My community is a signatory to the Robinson Huron Treaty of 1850. I am in my final year of my Community Economic and Social Development Honours degree at Algoma University in Baawiting (Sault Ste. Marie, ON.) What I would like to see is First Nation communities become sustainable and self-sufficient through micro grid renewable/green energy projects. In working with First Nation communities, it is important that our communities are engaged, informed and are full participants to any development that occurs both within communities and our traditional/treaty territories. Community visioning, engagement and strategic planning is an important aspect of advancing the collective interests of our communities. It is important that our community members shape the narrative and are the drivers of development within our territories. By developing a community strategic plan, community members can be engaged, informed and become invested in advancing renewable and green energy projects forward. Through these planning processes, our communities can become proactive and investment ready to carry out these renewable energy projects. With the support of the BluEarth Renewables Scholarship, I will be able to continue to advance my education and will allow me to continue to give back to my community.