May 3, 2013

South Dakota Senator Johnson and Oglala Sioux Tribal President Brewer Provide Opening Remarks During Lakota Federal Credit Union Grand Opening

During the grand opening celebration of the Lakota Federal Credit Union on May 3, 2013, Senator Tim Johnson (SD-D) and Bryan Brewer, Oglala Sioux Tribal President, provided opening remarks to commemorate the only federally-insured financial institution on the Pine Ridge […]

April 14, 2013

Conference Focuses on Boosting Business on Reservations

The 2013 South Dakota Indian Business Conference shared effective strategies to build private sector businesses on South Dakota’s reservations. The Lakota Federal Credit Union has played a key role in addressing these issues on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Read the […]

March 29, 2013

Lakota Federal Credit Union Celebrates 500 New Members in Time for National Financial Literacy Month

With April as National Financial Literacy Month quickly approaching, the staff at the Lakota Federal Credit Union, the only federally-insured financial institution on the Pine Ridge Reservation, is celebrating reaching and exceeding the 500 mark in new members. Read the full […]

December 21, 2012

Cobell Checks Just in Time for LNI, Christmas Cash

A line of customers stretched out the door at the Kyle credit union on Thursday as Native Americans who were part of a federal land settlement waited to cash $1,000 checks that began arriving in the mail late last week. […]

November 29, 2012

Lakota Federal Credit Union Up and Running

The Lakota Federal Credit Union in Kyle officially opened its doors Wednesday. Within 24 hours staff had signed up 26 new members and made their first loan, said Tawney Brunsch, board chairman for the credit union, which is the first federally-insured financial institution […]

October 6, 2012

New Financial Institution Marks Milestone for Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

Lynn DuBray and her children can’t wait to join their credit union when it opens next month on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. “I’m very excited for it,” said DuBray, a parent educator at Little Wound School in Kyle. “This is going to […]

August 31, 2012

South Dakota Reservation to Get First Credit Union

The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota is getting its first credit union. The National Credit Union Administration has announced that it has approved the charter for Lakota Federal Credit Union. The low-income designation credit union is expected to […]

December 28, 2011

Credit Union Could Lead to Reservation Jobs

There are a number of reasons why more economic development does not occur on South Dakota’s tribal lands, one of which is the lack of financial institutions. That hurdle may get lower on the Pine Ridge Reservation if a planned […]

December 20, 2011

Proposed Reservation Credit Union Would Make Banking More Accessible

Every two weeks on a Wednesday night, Samantha White leaves her Kyle home and drives the 87 miles to downtown Rapid City where she drops her paycheck into a night deposit box at a Wells Fargo bank before doing some […]