Jason Schoch, part owner of Old West Gypsy Market, used a loan from Lakota Funds to start his business and provide visitors with a unique cultural experience to his coffee shop, gift gallery, and farmers market. Read more.
Lakota bow maker, Richard Giago, is an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. He currently resides on the Pine Ridge Reservation where he spends his days making bows, arrows, and quivers; and riding horses, perfecting his horse archery skills, tanning hides, and hunting. He's been perfecting the art of bow making for five years using the same specifications his Lakota ancestors used. His work has been featured in museums nationally and internationally. He conducts bow making workshops and classes tailored to the needs of his clients. He does custom order bows, quiver sets, and arrows with materials he harvested himself. His life is committed to preserving a near extinct ancient art form, Lakota bow making.