Infuse Lakota language and culture in all aspects of planning for the future.
Model Community Development
Create model sustainable communities on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation with quality green housing, businesses, renewable energy options and amenities such as community gardens, recreational opportunities, and services that can serve as a model for future development.
Provide better connections to communities and job opportunities. Move beyond thinking of transportation as roads and consider multimodal transportation. Build and maintain infrastructure that supports this goal.
Bolster programs for physical health (including healthy food and active living), mental health, and societal health.
Create youth led engagement that develops leadership, provides opportunities to go out into the world and see working examples of sustainability, and provides activities and support for a broad range of youth on the reservation.
Reform the constitution to be culturally appropriate and capable of supporting the development of our nation. Implement separation of the judicial branch and strengthen the capacity of the courts. Increase awareness and knowledge of the importance of being politically active.
Increase access to capital and financing for businesses and homes. Encourage entrepreneurship, workforce development, and responsible tourism.
Environment and Ecosystems
Ensure the quality of the natural environment, including water quality, air, and habitat. Be prepared to mitigate and adapt to climate changes.
Create a clear vision for the future land uses throughout the reservation and make the development processes clear.
Increase access to high-speed internet, build technological capacity, and throughout the reservation.
Sustainable Development Institute / Regional Planning Office
Coordinate all infrastructure, decision-making, encourage sustainable development, and implement the plan.
Education & Outreach
Build capacity, teach culture and share information on current programs.