Lakota Business Enterprises
Support Lakota economic initiatives for self sufficiency including a Fair Market for jewelry, arts, and Women’s Sewing co-ops.
We support initiatives developed by the Lakota people by working together with them to identify needed resources and means of funding. Some initiatives are the Women’s Sewing co-ops and Fair Market Price for Arts and Crafts.
You can help the Lakota people renew their economy and their communities. This project promotes development that brings jobs and educational opportunities to both the youth and the adult members of the tribe.
Fair Markets for Arts and Crafts
Many of the artists on the reservation produce high quality, original, creative work. They are much in need of outlets for their products that will pay them a fair price for their work. Some of our sponsors and friends work with individual artists to locate and utilize likely markets. If you can help and would like to be involved in this project, please contact Vincent DelPizzo by e-mail.
Women’s Sewing Co-Ops
Women in different areas of the reservation have formed sewing circles to both make clothes for their own families and to make quilts and other items to sell both on and off the reservation.
Click here to read more about Lakota Quilt Work.
If you would like more information about how you can help either by sending sewing supplies or providing markets for the finished products, please contact Jeri Baker by e-mail or 570-460-6567.
If you know of a good outlet for Lakota arts, please inform Vincent DelPizzo.