Lakota Sustainable Development for Native Enterprise

Vision Statement

A separate Lakota nation or nations within its Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska territories, headquarters in acquired territory within Carter County, Montana (Ekalaka post office) providing administrative, financial, education and other services.

Mission Statement

Providing support supplemental to that currently provided by the Bureau of Indian Affairs over the five relevant states, by those states’ governments and by non-governmental bodies already providing support; with the aim of developing additional Lakota leaders willing to replace non-Lakota leaders as much as feasible before 2050.

Purpose

To eliminate poverty, violence, ill-health and despair among the Lakota by providing equal opportunity for Lakota people to develop ability and willingness to take over responsibility for further international presence.

Goals

Brief calendar of goals to be revised and supplemented monthly:

  1. Proposed Short-Term Goals:
    1. By February 15, 2020, 200 members, among them six (6) to nine (9) on the organizing Board of Directors.
    2. By July 1, 2020, 2000 members. 501(3)c application completion, Board of Directors organizational meeting, and websites.
    3. By January 1, 2021, 15,000 members. 501(3)c status in place.
    4. By July 1, 2021, 60,000 members; $300,000 cumulative income; complete organizational and management systems in place.
    5. January 1, 2022, 150,000 members; $1,500,000 cumulative income; first purchase of land in Carter and Fallon counties, Montana and first building and road construction started; projected calendar and cash flow through January 1, 2025.

Membership Income

Membership income with annual dues (waived for students and for Native American status):

  1. Lakota Team: Interest in the Lakota project; willingness to receive information about its progress; $1 annual dues (January through December).
  2. Lakota Development Teams: Interest in assistive participation; $6 total annual dues.
  3. Lakota Leadership Teams: Interest in active leadership, volunteer or paid; option of candidacy for membership on the Board of Directors; $16 total annual dues.

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