Tribal Ventures co-hosted a research symposium to help community members better understand the importance of research and how it can serve our people to make a greater impact.
STRATEGIES & INITIATIVES
Individual, Social, Cultural
Improve the employment skills and increase resource services for low-income people by focusing on individual development and a positive self-image.
Improve the reservation infrastructure systems to support a stable economic base that promotes asset-building opportunities.
Develop partnerships that will stimulate the reservation economy through coordinated economic and community development projects.
Conducting our own survey to tell our story our way, and revealing significant differences between our findings and mainstream data sources.
Stay up to date with the latest accomplishments of Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Ventures.
Tribal Ventures joined with Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Cultural Preservation in challenging community members, leaders, tribal programs, and reservation organizations to take part in a tipi raising challenge.
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe was awarded a three-year Department of Justice grant to establish a Youth Horsemanship Project. The grant provides free horse-care instruction to area youth, but organizers found they were unable to spend any of the funds on gear for individual youth participants. This has caused a problem for the aspiring horsemen.
The HV Johnston Lakota Cultural Center in Eagle Butte has received funding to renovate the building and improve services. They were awarded a TECA grant for building renovations and upgrades.
The Voices research project was founded on the premise, “We can’t change what we don’t know.” Until the Voices research report was published, we had to rely primarily on data from the US Census Bureau or the State of South Dakota to find information about the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation’s families and economy.
Last May 7 the first class of Cheyenne River’s Workin’ with Tradition graduates completed the reservation-themed workforce development training. It was offered twice more to reservation job seekers in 2014.
Megan Bagola travelled Tribal Ventures’ Community and Capacity Development Path by participating in a matched savings program administered by our partner, Four Bands Community Fund. To fund her savings account, Megan completed an internship program also administered by Four Bands.