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US Treasury’s CDFI Fund Visits Pine Ridge Reservation

US Treasury’s CDFI Fund Visits Pine Ridge Reservation

We were honored to host two important guests from the US Treasury’s CDFI Fund, Director Annie Donovan and Senior Portfolio Manager Clint Hastings. It was a great opportunity to showcase our work and highlight our local entrepreneurs.
Read Clint’s reflections in his blog post.


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Financial Institutions of the Future

Financial Institutions of the Future

Indian Country Today’s article, “Are Native CDFIs the Financial Institutions of the Future?” discusses access to financial products and services in reservation communities. It highlights our work and the great need for capital among Native community development financial institutions (CDFIs). 
We encourage everyone to read this article

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Lakota Funds Deploys 1st Agricultural Loan

Lakota Funds Deploys 1st Agricultural Loan

James Two Crow (Oglala Sioux), a loyal Lakota Funds client since 2002, was the first to tap into our new Farm Service Agency guaranteed loan program. He utilized this agricultural loan product to purchase 20 bred cows, which symbolize the start of his growing cattle operation just

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Financial Institutions Partner to Increase Financial Capability and Assets

Financial Institutions Partner to Increase Financial Capability and Assets

Lakota Funds and the Lakota Federal Credit Union announced the second year of the Increased Customer Access Partnership Program, which is designed to promote cross marketing between the two organizations in order to expand access to programs and services that support increased financial capability and asset building

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Participants in Statewide Youth Business Plan Competition Visited by Celebrity

Participants in Statewide Youth Business Plan Competition Visited by Celebrity

Jim Warne, a former NFL player, actor, award-winning filmmaker, and Oglala Sioux tribal member, delivered a motivational speech to the participants in the statewide business plan competition during the Lakota Nation Invitational (LNI) that took place mid-December at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. The newly-elected Oglala Sioux

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Business Ownership Brings Family Back to Hometown of Oelrichs

Business Ownership Brings Family Back to Hometown of Oelrichs

Randy and Jessica Hamar recently became the new owners of The Office, a bar, restaurant, and the cornerstone of Oelrichs, South Dakota for over 20 years. Originally from Oelrichs, Jessica Hamar (previously Dryden) is glad to be back to her hometown after living in Chadron, Nebraska for

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Derek Weston Receives All Star Honor for Business Success

Derek Weston Receives All Star Honor for Business Success

Derek Weston, owner of Six Stars Pest Control Services, has been recognized by Lakota Funds as an “All Star” for his participation in multiple programs designed to build assets for Lakota individuals and families.  The All Star program was designed by Lakota Funds to encourage their clients

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