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.
Ronnie Brings Plenty is an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. She is a mother of four and a full-time student at Oglala Lakota College where she is currently pursuing a degree in Nursing. Born and raised in Oglala, South Dakota, she currently operates her business from her home. Ronnie is a self taught multi-media artist, specializing in traditional Lakota garments. Learning to sew from her father as a child, she acquired the skills of an expert seamstress. She soon began designing clothing for her father and then later for her children.