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Yankton Sioux Tribe 2019 

Our History


Explore key demographics and economic indicators for the Ihanktonwan Nation.

For more information about the data underlying the tables and figures in each profile, see About the Data.

The Yankton Sioux Tribe collaborates with Planning and Development District III out of Yankton, South Dakota on a variety of professional services that include technical assistance, potential grant opportunities and future economic development projects. 

Planning and Development District III is a voluntary association of county, municipal and Tribal governments. Its mission is to provide comprehensive development assistance to its membership and the private sector. The district offers a full range of services that help the region maintain public services and expand economic opportunities. The association is governed by a committee of elected officials, non-profit organization representatives and business interests. The district employs a professional staff with extensive experience in a variety of development and technical fields. For more information
Call: 1-800-952-3562 (SD Only) or 605-665-4408
Fax: 605-665-0303
Email: districtiii@districtiii.org

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Infrastrucure Development

  • Adoption of Commercial Codes

  • Ihanktonwan Development Fund, LLC. (CDFI)

  • Incubator for Cultural and Micro-businesses

  • Conduct entrepreneurial workshop

Food Distribution Building

  • House USDA program

  • Title VI Program

  • Commercial Kitchen

  • Elderly program

Home Ownership Development

  • Creation of Home ownership program

  • Housing needs study

  • Financial literacy courses

  • Credit re-builder courses

Agriculture / Farming

  • Community Gardens

  • High Tunnel project

  • Beginning Farmer Program

  • Farm to School Program

Ihanktonwan Development Fund, LLC.

The YST received a Technical Assistance Grant to create a Native CDFI Financial Institution through the Department of Treasury.


The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) plays an important role in generating economic growth and opportunity in some of our nation’s most distressed communities. By offering tailored resources and innovative programs that invest federal dollars alongside private sector capital, the CDFI Fund serves mission-driven financial institutions that take a market-based approach to supporting economically disadvantaged communities. These mission-driven organizations are encouraged to apply for CDFI Certification and participate in CDFI Fund programs that inject new sources of capital into neighborhoods that lack access to financing.

This program will offer such service to meet the needs of affordable housings loans as well as home buyer training & financial education to members living on or near the Yankton Sioux Reservation. 


Food Distribution Center 

The YST is a building a new 10,500 sf Food Service Center in Wagner, S.D. This will be a pre-engineered steel building provided by Hardsteel Buildings Inc.

Programs will include:

  • The USDA Commodity Program - Provide healthy options including vegetables, fruits and meats due to more space.

  • The Title VI Elderly Program - Elderly nutrition programs

  • CDFI Office and 1 available Business Incubator.


Housing Needs 

Home Ownership STUDY

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Ihanktonwan Development Fund, LLC

A General Council has been scheduled to approve this business structure and By-laws. We look forward to this great opportunity for the surrounding communities. Thank you for your support!


Learn More About the 

Ihanktonwan Development Fund, LLC.

Ihanktonwan Development Fund, LLC.

Grant overview - Timeline*Purpose of Grant*

*Articles of Organization*

Ihanktonwan Development Fund, LLC., will be a organized under the Yankton Sioux Tribe limited liability code. This will operate as a non-profit with its own Board of Directors. Click on arrows to learn more.


5-Year Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Plan

Contact Us

800 Main Ave South
Wagner, Charles Mix County 57380

605-384-3641 ext.1011

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