Lakota Funds
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South Dakota Housing Awards Tawney Brunsch with the Friend of Housing Award

South Dakota Housing Awards Tawney Brunsch with the Friend of Housing Award

  South Dakota Housing presented its “Friend of Housing” Award to Tawney Brunsch at the annual statewide housing conference. South Dakota Housing presents the award annually to an individual who has made a commitment to affordable housing in South Dakota through their contributions, achievements and vision. As a community leader, […]

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Long-Time Friends Become Business Partners, Purchase Construction Franchise

Long-Time Friends Become Business Partners, Purchase Construction Franchise

This summer, Frankee York (Oglala Sioux) and Raymond Vigil became the new owners of ABC Seamless, a construction franchise that specializes in siding, roofing, gutters, and windows. Prior to becoming owner of the Rapid City location, Vigil worked for ABC Seamless in Pierre, South Dakota, for four years. York, who […]

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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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Request for Proposals: Strategic Planning Facilitation

Request for Proposals: Strategic Planning Facilitation

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR STRATEGIC PLANNING FACILITATION Lakota Funds was established in 1986 as the first Native American Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). Lakota Funds provides small business loans to new start-up and growing businesses. Helping entrepreneurs on and within the boundaries of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Lakota Funds […]

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Tawney Brunsch Named Emerging Leader of the Year

Tawney Brunsch Named Emerging Leader of the Year

    Lakota Funds Executive Director, Tawney Brunsch, received the Emerging Leader Award during the 18th Annual National NeighborWorks® Excellence Awards ceremony that highlights the work of leaders and the organizations they serve as a way of celebrating significant accomplishments. Specifically, The Emerging Leader Award recognizes an Executive Director or […]

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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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Historic Water, Light and Power Building Under New Ownership

Historic Water, Light and Power Building Under New Ownership

      Jason (Oglala Lakota) and Resa Rutz recently purchased one of the Picture City’s historic sandstone structures, the Water, Light and Power Company building located on North River Street. Polished Salon & Spa, owned by Resa, relocated to the building’s newly remodeled ground floor suite this summer. The […]

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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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A Decade-Old Dream Comes True, Thanks to Persistence and Partnership

A Decade-Old Dream Comes True, Thanks to Persistence and Partnership

Bill and Sandra Cummings start Whispering Pines Bed, Breakfast & Outfitters in South Dakota Badlands. Ten years ago, Bill Cummings (Oglala Lakota) had a dream to purchase a 186-acre site that had previously operated as a camping and cabin resort just outside of the Badlands National Park in South Dakota. […]

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