GAINING CONFIDENCE TO ACHIEVE DREAMS
GAINING CONFIDENCE TO ACHIEVE DREAMS

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.

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EMBRACING CULTURE TO BUILD OUR WORKFORCE
EMBRACING CULTURE TO BUILD OUR WORKFORCE

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.

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VOICES
VOICES

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.

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BOOSTING TOURISM AND LOCAL ECONOMY
BOOSTING TOURISM AND LOCAL 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.

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BOOTS TO CALL YOUR OWN
BOOTS TO CALL YOUR OWN

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.

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TIPI RAISING CHALLENGE
TIPI RAISING CHALLENGE

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.

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RESEARCHING, RESTORING, & REBUILDING OUR OYATE
RESEARCHING, RESTORING, & REBUILDING OUR OYATE

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.

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