Creating food sovereignty for the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
Long before the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation was established in South Dakota in 1889, the people of the Lakota Nation sustained themselves off of the land, with the buffalo, or American bison, as its primary source of food. Over a century later, tribal ties to the sacred animal still run strong. The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and its retail operation, the Cheyenne River Buffalo Company, are creating new opportunities for economic development, expansion, and sustainability for the Native American community.
ILCC reports record funding for projects in Indian Country
The Indian Land Capital Company (ILCC) reported a 40 percent increase in funding for 2023 from a variety of sources, major investments that will lead directly to more economic development opportunities for tribal communities across Indian Country. The $5.2 million in funding received is the most the organization has garnered in a single year since its inception in 2005.
ILCC helps Bois Forte Band regain 28,000 acres of its traditional lands
The Bois Forte Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, in partnership with The Conservation Fund and the Indian Land Tenure Foundation, along with its subsidiary Indian Land Capital Company (ILCC) has announced the completed purchase of land that restores to the Band more than 28,000 acres of land within the Nett Lake and Deer Creek sectors of the Bois Forte Reservation.
Native CDFI Network "Difference Makers" interviews ILCC CEO Rjay Brunkow
Native CDFI Network sat down August 30, 2022 with Indian Land Capital Company CEO Rjay Brunkow for its “Difference Makers” series to talk about how ILCC creates customized, flexible loan packages that suit the needs of Native Nations. The interview series casts a much-needed spotlight on the many positive benefits that Native community development financial institutions (CDFIs) create for tribal communities and the leaders who help make Native CDFIs the transformational success stories they are.
Other news and events
Click the ‘Read More’ link below to see articles published about ILCC as well as ILCC’s recent press releases. Featured projects include ILCC’s work with the Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians, the Pinoleville Pomo Nation, the Menomonie Tribe of Wisconsin and the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians in Michigan.