Lakota Funds
  • P.O. Box 340 Kyle, South Dakota 57752 USA
  • (605) 455-2500
  • M-F 8:30am-4:30pm
Construction Internship Builds Reservation Workforce

Construction Internship Builds Reservation Workforce

Eight young people across the Pine Ridge Reservation are currently participating in a construction internship program that is facilitated in partnership with Lakota Funds and the South Dakota Native Homeownership Coalition. In mid-June, the interns were placed among three local building contractors – Lakota Cabins, Mendoza Construction, and Sod’s Mechanical […]

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New Initiative Aims to Increase Homeownership on Rosebud Reservation

New Initiative Aims to Increase Homeownership on Rosebud Reservation

  With funding support from NeighborWorks America, five organizations located on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations – Lakota Federal Credit Union, Lakota Funds, Mazaska Owecaso Otipi Financial, Sicangu Wicoti Awanyakapi Corporation, and Tatanka Funds – have joined together to launch the Rosebud Homeownership and Wealth Building Initiative, which will […]

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Homeownership Services Now Offered at New Oglala Lakota Artspace Building

Homeownership Services Now Offered at New Oglala Lakota Artspace Building

      The Lakota Federal Credit Union and Lakota Funds have opened second locations at the new Oglala Lakota Arts Center, which is just west of the Pine Ridge Chamber building. While these additional offices will focus on supporting Lakota families who are pursuing homeownership, the main locations for […]

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Lakota Funds Receives Certification from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Lakota Funds Receives Certification from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

      Lakota Funds recently became a HUD-approved Housing Counseling Agency through Oweesta Corporation’s Native Homeownership Network, the only national housing counseling network comprised exclusively of Native-led organizations seeking to increase homeownership for Native Americans. “This provides our community members with a local resource they can turn to for […]

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Celebrating Native American Homeownership!

Celebrating Native American Homeownership!

  With National Homeownership Month getting under way, the Lakota Federal Credit Union and Lakota Funds are celebrating increased rates of Native American homeownership on the Pine Ridge Reservation. An analysis of data gathered by the South Dakota Native Homeownership Coalition indicated that homeownership rates in South Dakota’s reservation communities […]

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Native American Homeownership Featured on Freddie Mac Podcast

Native American Homeownership Featured on Freddie Mac Podcast

During the Freddie Mac Home Starts Here podcast, James Cromartie from Freddie Mac and Tawney Brunsch (Executive Director of Lakota Funds) discuss the realities of homeownership. They outline, not only the challenges, but also the exciting headway that is being made to increase homeownership opportunities in Native communities.

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COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources We have compiled a list of resources we think might be helpful to our community members as they are dealing with the impacts of COVID-19. As we get new information, we’ll continue to update this page. Please check back regularly.  For Small Businesses Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Are […]

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Tawney Brunsch joins Community Advisory Council (CAC)

Tawney Brunsch joins Community Advisory Council (CAC)

  The Federal Reserve Board in late October 2019 announced four new members of its Community Advisory Council (CAC), one of them being our very own Tawney Brunsch, Executive Director of Lakota Funds. Tawney and the other new members will serve three-year terms beginning in 2020. The CAC is composed […]

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Community Partners Combine Forces to Open Doors to Homeownership

Community Partners Combine Forces to Open Doors to Homeownership

In the tail winds of Veteran’s Day, we and two of our community partners – Mazaska Owecaso Otipi Financial and the Lakota Federal Credit Union – are celebrating with Garfield Iron Crow (Oglala Sioux), a Native American veteran, as construction of his new home nears completion. After serving in the […]

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