Here at Sicangu CDC, we believe deeply in the power of our community to determine its own future. Through a grassroots approach to systems change, we hope to catalyze a movement of community revitalization and cultural renewal. That's why we're working to empower people, strengthen families, and build community - Lakota style.

Empowering People

We know that each and every member of our community has the ability to do something great given the chance. That's why we are working to empower our people with the skills, knowledge, and opportunities to reach their fullest potential. Individuals are the building blocks of our society, and we'll go as far as we can go together. We emphasize social-emotional intelligence by grounding our approach in traditional Lakota practices to engage people in wholistic way - physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

Strengthening Families

The "tiwahe" and "tiyospaye" - home and extended family - were the foundation of Lakota society. Strong families make for a strong nation. We recognize the power in our families and work to equip them with the understanding and skills needed to create safe, healthy, culturally grounded homes. 

Building Community

We are about building a movement for cultural and community revitalization, and movements are built on relationships. In all of our programming we aim to deepen connections between people, families, and even organizations. We see the power that comes from true community and know that we cannot achieve our vision without it. 

As Lakota we believe we are all related, and it is our duty to create a better world for future generations. At Sicangu CDC, we do this by empowering people, strengthening families, and building community - Lakota style.

Located on the lands of the Sicangu Lakota Oyate in south central South Dakota, focusing in the areas of food sovereignty, housing, education, and healthcare, we are sparking a grassroots movement of cultural and community revitalization and renewal.

The Three Sisters

The 3 Sisters Strategy is a bold and innovative approach to nation building and community revitalization underway on the Rosebud Reservation. The 3 Sisters - REDCO, Sicangu CDC, and Tatanka Funds - work collaboratively in the areas of tribal enterprise, community development, and personal asset building for the betterment of the Sicangu Lakota Oyate and the world.  

Planning for the Next 7 Generations


Nake Nula Waun - Always prepared for anything at any time.

Roadmap for development and wellness over the next 175 years. Population, Economy, and Climate analysis.

Will help answer key questions such as: Where will our water come from? Who will grow our food? What languages will we speak?  What will drive our economy? etc.

The 7Gen Plan is put into action through our 3 Sisters Ecosystem.

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