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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.