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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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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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Creative Financing Plants Seeds for Community Revitalization

Creative Financing Plants Seeds for Community Revitalization

The small town of Whiteclay, Nebraska lies just outside of the boundaries of the Pine Ridge Reservation in southwestern South Dakota. It is infamous for its liquor stores and some of the highest rates of alcohol sales per capita in the nation. With a population of 14

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Rosalie’s Quilting Expands, Persistence Pays Off

Rosalie’s Quilting Expands, Persistence Pays Off

Rosalie’s Quilting, located 15 miles east of Wanblee on Highway 44 on Corn Creek, has expanded their operations from a home-based business into a newly constructed shop. The shop, built by Mendoza Construction and financed by Lakota Funds, will house all of the business’s equipment and will

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Darrell Hunter Receives All Star Honor for Building Business

Darrell Hunter Receives All Star Honor for Building Business

Over twenty years ago Darrell Hunter was one of three students in the first-ever woodshop class at Little Wound High School in Kyle, South Dakota, on the Pine Ridge Reservation. His teacher, who Darrell indicates was also a supportive mentor, created the class so he could develop

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