‘Social enterprises’: Northern Cheyenne nonprofit makes powerful push for economic development
A perceptible disconnect exists between the realities of tribal communities and traditional sources of capital development. Without viable investment opportunities for those living at or below the poverty level, economic development becomes stunted.
But despite the inequities, the Northern Cheyenne people remain resilient in the face of poverty, food insecurity and more.
The People’s Partner for Community Development (PPCD), a Native-run nonprofit endeavoring to serve the people of the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, has made strides in recent months toward economic development with the opening of Warrior Grocery in Ashland, PIVA Radio in Lame Deer, a mobile meat processing unit and a soon-to-be federal credit union.