Stewards of a rich array of natural and cultural resources that offer infinite possibilities for tourism.
However, many of these resources remain hidden gems, since few outsiders are aware of the many recreational opportunities found in Indian Country.
Through this alliance, we hope to boost Oceti Sakowin’s (Seven Council Fires) Oyate economic development through responsible tourism that promotes and maintains Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota values,” said Secretary David Flute, South Dakota Department of Tribal Relations.
“This work enables development of tourism efforts that effectively implement economic development strategies guided by tribally designed tourism approaches intended to support their communities.” said Denise Edwards, Acting Director of the Office of Indian Economic Development. “This demonstration initiative will strengthen self-determination and self-governance capabilities in South Dakota Native American communities promoting greater self-sufficiency.”