Lakota Funds
  • P.O. Box 340 Kyle, South Dakota 57752 USA
  • (605) 455-2500
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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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Eighth Renter Transitions to Homeowner in Eagle Nest Housing Development

Eighth Renter Transitions to Homeowner in Eagle Nest Housing Development

In the midst of an extreme housing shortage, it is estimated that the Pine Ridge Reservation needs an additional 4,000 homes to provide adequate housing for residents. With a virtually nonexistent residential real estate market, families are commonly on the waiting list for low-income tribal housing for two-plus years. In […]

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Free Tax Service Aims to Maximize Refunds for Reservation Residents

Free Tax Service Aims to Maximize Refunds for Reservation Residents

Lakota Funds and the Lakota Federal Credit Union are partnering again this year to facilitate a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site that will offer free tax preparation services to those who live on the Pine Ridge Reservation and neighboring areas.
“This is a critical service that helps fuel

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Native Nations Rebuilders – Cohort 10 Announced

Native Nations Rebuilders – Cohort 10 Announced

Congratulations to Angela Koenen for being chosen as one of the members of the 10th cohort of the Native Nations Rebuilders program! Rebuilders are emerging and existing Native leaders looking to build leadership skills and nation building knowledge. Angela was one of 21 tribal citizens from 14 tribes that was […]

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Oglala Lakota Artspace to Break Ground in September

Oglala Lakota Artspace to Break Ground in September

The kind of place everyone dreams of. That is how artist and First Peoples Fund staff member Bryan Parker (White Mountain Apache, Muscogee Creek, Mississippi Choctaw) describes the Oglala Lakota Artspace, a first of its kind space slated to break ground this fall on the Pine Ridge Reservation. A collaboration […]

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Nonprofit Supports Increase in Native-Owned Agri-Businesses

Nonprofit Supports Increase in Native-Owned Agri-Businesses

Although the latest USDA Census of Agriculture shows there are 3,218 agricultural operations on Indian reservations in South Dakota, only 924 – less than a third – are actually Native American-owned. Lakota Funds, a nonprofit organization, is working to increase that number by supporting Native American farmers and ranchers through […]

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Family Celebrates Homeownership this Holiday Season

Family Celebrates Homeownership this Holiday Season

This holiday season, Cynthia Plenty Bull and her daughter will be celebrating in the same house they have lived in for the past six years. But this year, they will call the home their own. Cynthia is the first tenant in the 30-unit Eagle Nest Housing Development, originally built in […]

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An Oglala Sioux Veteran’s Journey to Homeownership

An Oglala Sioux Veteran’s Journey to Homeownership

In our role with the South Dakota Native Homeownership Coalition, Lakota Funds is actively working to create homeownership opportunities for Native Americans throughout the state, and specifically for Native American veterans. One of our first successes in this initiative was partnering with Mazaska Owecaso Otipi Financial to support George O’Rourke, […]

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